Blog http://ww.jlc.org/blog/all en Justice for Brendan Dassey at Last? http://ww.jlc.org/blog/justice-brendan-dassey-last <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_191.jpg?1471620522" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick for the Huffington Post Blog </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2016-08-18 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/SCOTUS-child-crop_0.jpg?1471620522" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em style="font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The following is an excerpt from the Huffington Post blog post by Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick. Click the link below to read the full post.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On August 12, a federal magistrate judge granted his petition and ordered Dassey released from prison -- unless the state of Wisconsin, within 90 days of the court order, decides to retry Brendan for his role in that murder.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/justice-brendan-dassey-last" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juvenile and Criminal Justice Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:18:59 +0000 admin 7756 at http://ww.jlc.org Juvenile Law Center Staff Share Expertise at Annual National Association of Counsel for Children Conference http://ww.jlc.org/blog/juvenile-law-center-staff-share-expertise-annual-national-association-counsel-children-conferen <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_190.jpg?1470683977" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2016-08-08 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Providing high quality training and technical assistance is key to advancing Juvenile Law Center’s mission. From August 12-14, thought leaders in child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law will gather in Philadelphia for the National Association of Counsel for Children’s (NACC)<a href="http://www.naccchildlaw.org/event/2016_Conference">&nbsp;Annual &nbsp;Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference</a>.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Providing high quality training and technical assistance is key to advancing Juvenile Law Center’s mission. From August 12-14, thought leaders in child welfare, juvenile justice, and family law will gather in Philadelphia for the National Association of Counsel for Children’s (NACC)</span>&nbsp;Annual &nbsp;Child Welfare, Juvenile, and Family Law Conference<span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">.&nbsp;</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/juvenile-law-center-staff-share-expertise-annual-national-association-counsel-children-conferen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice News and Announcements Mon, 08 Aug 2016 19:19:37 +0000 admin 7750 at http://ww.jlc.org Delaware Passes Four Progressive Juvenile Justice Laws http://ww.jlc.org/blog/delaware-passes-four-progressive-juvenile-justice-laws <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_189.jpg?1469651170" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2016-07-29 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <p>Delaware's Office of Defense Services, along with a coalition of criminal justice groups, helped <a href="http://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/07/01/juvenile-shackling-other-bills-pass-early-hours/86570178/" target="_blank">pass several pieces of important juvenile justice legislation</a> in 2016.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/delaware-passes-four-progressive-juvenile-justice-laws" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Records Expungement Second Chances State and Federal Legislation Wed, 27 Jul 2016 20:26:11 +0000 admin 7745 at http://ww.jlc.org Watch Kate Burdick's Remarks at the DNC on July 26 http://ww.jlc.org/blog/watch-kate-burdicks-remarks-dnc-july-26 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_188.jpg?1469641845" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2016-07-27 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="337" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/kate-dnc-crop.jpg?1469641845" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>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 the video below of Kate's remarks from July 26.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/4c-nmyhhUjc?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;wmode=opaque" width="425" height="264" class="video-filter video-youtube vf-4cnmyhhujc" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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.</p> </div> </div> </div> News and Announcements Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:50:45 +0000 admin 7738 at http://ww.jlc.org Staff Attorney, Kate Burdick to Speak at Democratic National Convention http://ww.jlc.org/blog/staff-attorney-kate-burdick-speak-democratic-national-convention <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_187.jpg?1469547478" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2016-07-26 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="1200" height="628" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/Burdick-Kate-portrait-FB.jpg?1469547478" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>On Tuesday, July 26, our staff attorney, Kate Burdick, will speak at the Democratic National Convention.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>On Tuesday, July 26, our staff attorney, Kate Burdick, will speak at the Democratic National Convention.&nbsp;<span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Tune in after 4:00 pm, EST, to hear remarks from Kate and her fellow Philadelphians.</span><strong style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"></span></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/staff-attorney-kate-burdick-speak-democratic-national-convention" target="_blank">read more</a></p> News and Announcements Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:23:30 +0000 admin 7728 at http://ww.jlc.org Kids in the "Box”: Solitary Confinement Is Just Government-Sanctioned Child Abuse http://ww.jlc.org/blog/kids-box%E2%80%9D-solitary-confinement-just-government-sanctioned-child-abuse <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_186.jpg?1469809419" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2016-07-08 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/JiJ-Ross-solitary.jpg?1469809419" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Imagine a young teen locked in a cement cell for days on end, with a concrete slab for a bed. The cell has no windows, and is so small the youth can almost touch both walls with his outstretched arms. He is denied personal possessions, including books, clothing, or bedding. Except for the person who stops outside the solid steel door to deliver food, he is cut off from all human interaction. He receives one hour each day for recreation or exercise, but receives no mental health or educational services.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Every day,&nbsp;</span>children across the U.S. are held in solitary confinement<span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;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&nbsp;</span>denied education, counseling, and other services<span style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;they need for healthy growth and development.&nbsp;</span><strong style="color: #565656; font-family: source-sans-pro, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">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 21<sup>st</sup>.</strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/kids-box%E2%80%9D-solitary-confinement-just-government-sanctioned-child-abuse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ending Solitary Confinement Juvenile and Criminal Justice Fri, 08 Jul 2016 19:44:41 +0000 admin 7709 at http://ww.jlc.org Federal Guidance Unveiled to Improve School Success for Foster Youth http://ww.jlc.org/blog/federal-guidance-unveiled-improve-school-success-foster-youth <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2016-06-23 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="725" height="379" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/youthgroup_0.jpg?1469642602" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>For over 40 years Juvenile Law Center has fought to protect the rights and well-being of children in foster care, and today, we are pleased to announce a major national breakthrough – a <a href="http://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/index.html" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">new joint guidance</span></a> from the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services about implementation of the foster care school stability provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>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).</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/federal-guidance-unveiled-improve-school-success-foster-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Child Welfare and Foster Care State and Federal Legislation Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:06:12 +0000 Rosie 7697 at http://ww.jlc.org Marsha Levick, Finalist for 2016 Attorney of the Year Award http://ww.jlc.org/blog/marsha-levick-finalist-2016-attorney-year-award <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_185.jpg?1467308306" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2016-06-21 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="1200" height="627" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/marsha-headshot-FBcrop_0.jpg?1467308306" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Marsha Levick, Co-Founder, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia was a finalist for the "Attorney of the Year" award by The Legal Intelligencer newspaper/American Lawyer Media June 21, 2016.</p> <p><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WDA5i1V6aVo?rel=0&amp;autoplay=0&amp;wmode=opaque" width="425" height="264" class="video-filter video-youtube vf-wda5i1v6avo" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><span style="color: #333333; font-family: Roboto, arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 17px;">Marsha Levick, Co-Founder, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Juvenile Law Center of Philadelphia was a finalist for the "Attorney of the Year" award by The Legal Intelligencer newspaper/American Lawyer Media June 21, 2016.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> News and Announcements Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:38:27 +0000 admin 7700 at http://ww.jlc.org Youth Advocating for Change: Make College a Reality for Us http://ww.jlc.org/blog/youth-advocating-change-make-college-reality-us <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_184.jpg?1466095684" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2016-06-16 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/YE-logos_0.jpg?1466095684" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Juvenile Law Center runs two youth engagement programs:&nbsp;<a href="http://jlc.org/j4j" target="_blank">Juveniles for Justice</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="http://jlc.org/yfc" target="_blank">Youth Fostering Change</a>. Too often, youth in the child welfare or justice systems are left out of the discussions about how to reform these systems. Our youth engagement programs are designed to empower young people to advocate directly for systemic reforms.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>This year was another great year for our youth advocates. Both programs were passionate about improving access to higher education for youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Each group developed a unique project that tackled this issue from slightly different angles.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/youth-advocating-change-make-college-reality-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Youth Fostering Change Access to Education Juveniles for Justice Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Youth Engagement Programs Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:32:29 +0000 admin 7691 at http://ww.jlc.org Americans want opportunity, not punishment for youth http://ww.jlc.org/blog/americans-want-opportunity-not-punishment-youth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_183.jpg?1464877324" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2016-06-02 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://ww.jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/YouthFirst-blog_0.png?1464877324" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this year, the <a href="http://www.youthfirstinitiative.org/" target="_blank"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Youth First Initiative</span></a> released a new <span style="text-decoration: underline;"><a href="http://buff.ly/1s0nTcP" target="_blank">national public opinion poll</a></span> showing that, overall, Americans overwhelmingly favor shifting the focus of the juvenile justice system from punishment and incarceration to prevention and rehabilitation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Youth First Initiative's recent national public opinion poll shows that most Americans overwhelmingly favor shifting the focus of the juvenile justice system from punishment and incarceration to prevention and rehabilitation. Juvenile Law Center is a national partner with Youth First, and their national poll results align with what we know does – and doesn’t – work when it comes to how we treat youth in the juvenile justice system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://ww.jlc.org/blog/americans-want-opportunity-not-punishment-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juvenile and Criminal Justice Reducing Length of Stay Second Chances Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:10:22 +0000 admin 7679 at http://ww.jlc.org