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July 29, 2016

Delaware Passes Four Progressive Juvenile Justice Laws

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Delaware's Office of Defense Services, along with a coalition of criminal justice groups, helped pass several pieces of important juvenile justice legislation in 2016.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Records Expungement|Second Chances|State and Federal Legislation
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July 27, 2016

Watch Kate Burdick's Remarks at the DNC on July 26

posted by Juvenile Law Center
We were honored to watch staff attorney, Kate Burdick, take the stage alongside other local advocates and activists on during the Democratic National Convention! Watch this video clip of Kate's remarks from July 26.
Tags:News and Announcements
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July 26, 2016

Staff Attorney, Kate Burdick to Speak at Democratic National Convention

posted by Juvenile Law Center

On Tuesday, July 26, our staff attorney, Kate Burdick, will speak at the Democratic National Convention. Tune in after 4:00 pm, EST, to hear remarks from Kate and her fellow Philadelphians.

Tags:News and Announcements
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July 08, 2016

Kids in the "Box”: Solitary Confinement Is Just Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Every day, children across the U.S. are held in solitary confinement in juvenile and adult correctional facilities. They are confined to a small cell for 22 to 24 hours a day and are often held in total isolation for weeks or even months at a time. Children in solitary are regularly denied education, counseling, and other services they need for healthy growth and development. You can learn more about solitary confinement of our youth and experience the size and feel of a solitary cell as part of an installation at the Free Library of Philadelphia beginning July 21st.

Tags:Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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June 23, 2016

Federal Guidance Unveiled to Improve School Success for Foster Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services released a new joint guidance about implementation of the foster care school stability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Tags:Access to Education|Child Welfare and Foster Care|State and Federal Legislation
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