Juvenile Law Center

March 28, 2015
Children in adult jails

The Economist

March 25, 2015
Fight for juvenile right to humane treatment

Jonathan Lai, The Inquirer

March 23, 2015
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Miller Retroactivity Issue

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 20, 2015
Advocates Laud Florida Supreme Court Decisions

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 20, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Go further to aid juvenile offenders

Riya Shah, Palm Beach Post

March 16, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Clean slate needed to get teens hired

Riya Shah, Philly.com

March 13, 2015
High Court Asked to Weigh Miller Retroactivity

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 11, 2015
New Guidelines Aim to Strengthen Defense in Juvenile Life Cases

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 05, 2015
Will judge toss conviction of boy found guilty of murder at age 11?

Stephanie Slifer, CBS News

February 27, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Second Chances

Riya Shah, Miami Herald

February 24, 2015
Kentucky Supreme Court Reviewing Teen Sex Offender Case

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

February 19, 2015
Prisoners Sentenced to Life as Kids Just Lost Their Best Chance for Freedom

Matt Stroud, Bloomberg Business

February 12, 2015
Federal Juvenile Justice Funding Declines Precipitously

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

February 10, 2015
ABA calls for end to life-without-parole sentences for kids

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

February 09, 2015
Teen sex a crime? Ky high court to hear case

Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal

January 15, 2015
Op-ed: ACHS East Campus showed racial inequalities

Press of Atlantic City

January 05, 2015
Court tules against Pa. list of juvenile sex offenders

Ben Finley, The Inquirer

January 01, 2015
Lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders ruled unconstitutional

Peter Hall, The Morning Call

December 21, 2014
Juvenile Justice — One Strike and You’re Out!

Riya Shah for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

December 16, 2014
PA boy convicted of murder at age 11 may get new trial

Stephanie Slifer, CBS NEWS

December 09, 2014
Holder, Duncan outline educational rights for juvenile offenders

Moriah Balingit, Washington Post

November 24, 2014
Should states limit access to juvenile criminal records?

Holly Otterbein, WHYY Newsworks

November 20, 2014
For Juvenile Records, It’s "Justice by Geography"

Lauren Kirchner, Pacific Standard Magazine

November 18, 2014
South Carolina similar to other states in protection of juvenile records

Melissa Boughton, The Post and Courier

November 16, 2014
Second Chances for Teen Offenders

Editorial Board, New York Times

November 14, 2014
States Offer Varying Protection for Youth to Put Juvenile Records Behind Them

Julianne Hing, Color Lines

November 13, 2014
States Are Failing to Protect Juvenile Records, Study Shows

Lynne Anderson, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

November 13, 2014
Shackling juvenile offenders can do permanent damage to our kids

Patricia Puritz, Executive Director, National Juvenile Defender Center; Washington Post

October 24, 2014
Should a Child Offender Be Treated as an Adult?

Hanna Kozlowska, New York Times

October 22, 2014
A "Coloring Book" Standard for the Care of Children in Adult Jails?

Marsha Levick, Huffington Post Blog

October 22, 2014
Adult Murder Charge for 10-Year Old Boy Claimed to Defy Logic


October 22, 2014
Criminal Injustice

Robert G. Schwartz, The New Yorker

October 20, 2014
Expert: Adult murder charge for boy, 10, "defies all logic"

Stephanie Slifer, CBS News

October 18, 2014
10-Year-Old Murder Defendant Shows Failure of U.S. Juvenile Justice System

Christopher Moraff, The Daily Beast

October 16, 2014
Why Kids Sext An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.

Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic

September 23, 2014
As Another Young Boy Commits Suicide in an Adult Prison, We Must Rethink the Prosecution of Children as Adults

Marsha Levick, Huffington Post Blog

September 03, 2014
New divide opens in Ferguson over media checks into Mike Brown's past

Gloria Goodale, The Christian Science Monitor

September 02, 2014
Reflections on justice after Ferguson, MO

Marsha Levick & Mae C. Quinn, Huffington Post Blog

August 29, 2014
Dartmouth professors' murderer to get new sentence

Peter Schworm and John R. Ellement, Boston Globe

August 26, 2014
Supreme Court ruling puts juvenile appeals on hold

Christian Nolan, The Connecticut Law Tribune

July 06, 2014
A call to junk juvenile jails

Marsha Levick, The Philadelphia Inquirer

June 24, 2014
Between hope and despair, waiting for meaningful implementation of Miller v. Alabama

Marsha Levick, Jody Kent Lavy, and Ashley Nellis, The Huffington Post Blog

June 12, 2014
Rule on key juvenile issue

The Citizens' Voice

June 09, 2014
Juvenile lifers in Pa. lose appeal to high court

Associated Press

June 04, 2014
Wisconsin stabbing highlights juvenile crime laws

M.L. Johnson, Associated Press

May 21, 2014
Kids for cash: Corruption in juvenile justice

Candace Worthen, Al Día

May 19, 2014
The quiet(er) drama of juvenile court

Carolyn Davis, Philadelphia Inquirer

May 16, 2014
The City of Brotherly Love could also use some Sister's Keepers

Helen Ubinas, Philadelphia Daily News

May 12, 2014
Best to let a judge decide

Editorial, Pocono Record

May 06, 2014
Supreme Court weighing whether juvenile sex offenders should have to register with police for life

Matt Miller, Harrisburg Patriot-News

May 04, 2014
Juvenile sex-offender registries are challenged in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press

May 02, 2014
Judge resentences juvenile killer Qu'eed Batts to life without parole

Riley Yates, Allentown Morning Call

April 28, 2014
It's about education, stupid!

Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post Blog

April 14, 2014
Juvenile Law Center attorney wins child advocacy award from PBA

Jon Campisi, The Pennsylvania Record

April 12, 2014
High school stabbing suspect must be charged as adult

Donna Leinwand Leger, USA Today

April 11, 2014
What happens to Colorado's juvenile lifers?

Andrea Dukakis, Colorado Public Radio

April 10, 2014
Casey pushes legislation to reform juvenile justice

Michael Buffer, Hazleton Standard Speaker

April 07, 2014
Montco public defenders push expungement of juvenile records

Carolyn Davis, Philadelphia Inquirer

March 25, 2014
Teen's age at issue in Ohio school shooting appeal

John Seewer and Kantele Franko, Associated Press

March 18, 2014
The solitary confinement of children: Child abuse by any other name

Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post Blog

March 09, 2014
N.J. solitary confinement: Extreme cases of life 'in the box'

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 07, 2014
No tolerance for zero tolerance

Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post Blog

March 03, 2014
What every parent needs to know about their kids & the law

Marsha Levick on "Katie" talk show

February 28, 2014
Every time foster kids move, they lose months of academic progress

Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic

February 28, 2014
Third Pennsylvania judge rules juvenile sex offender registration unconstitutional

Tara Murtha, RH Reality Check

February 20, 2014
'Kids for Cash' probes juvenile justice system

Dave Richards, Erie Times-News

February 16, 2014
Kids for Cash: Movie has officials reflecting on juvenile justice system

Kirstin Kennedy, Beaver County Times

February 10, 2014
Judge: 'Kids for Cash' case resulted in many changes

Michael R. Sisak, Scranton Times-Tribune

February 10, 2014
A plot with a scandal: A closer look at the 'Kids for Cash' documentary

Daryl Khan, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

February 07, 2014
Voices of the victims

Bob Kalinowski, The Citizens' Voice

February 07, 2014
They should wear red capes

Ronnie Polaneczky, Philadelphia Daily News

February 06, 2014
'Kids for Cash' offers new insights into judges' minds

Mary Therese Biebel, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

February 05, 2014
'Kids for Cash,' the film

Interview ft. Marsha Levick on WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

February 04, 2014
Family speaks out about juvenile sentencing

Fox News Philadelphia

February 04, 2014
Kids for Cash: Inside one of the nation's most shocking juvenile justice scandals

Democracy Now!

February 04, 2014
John Dixon's new YA novel "Phoenix Island" draws inspiration frmo the "Kids for Cash" scandal

Bill Chenevert, Philadelphia Weekly

February 04, 2014
The loved ones

Stuart Klawans, The Nation

February 02, 2014
Film explores 'Kids for Cash' scandal in Pa.

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press

January 23, 2014
'Kids for Cash' reflects issues around country, attorneys say

Joe Sylvester, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 19, 2014
Juveniles facing lifelong terms despite rulings

Erik Eckholm, The New York Times

January 19, 2014
Another setback to Pa. juvenile sex offender law

Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio

January 16, 2014
Opinion: Maximum security is no place for girls

Patricia Puritz and Robert Schwartz, The Connecticut Mirror

January 10, 2014
Pa. 'kids for cash' judge ruled liable for damages

Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press

January 09, 2014
Obama administration discourages 'zero-tolerance' school discipline

Interview with Marsha Levick on NPR's Here & Now 

January 08, 2014
After 36 years in prison, this Philadelphian is using his second chance to help others stay out of trouble

Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY

December 10, 2013
N.J. to pay most of $400k settlement over solitary confinement of juveniles

Jeff Goldman, The Star-Ledger

December 05, 2013
'Kids for Cash' settlement deadline set

Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

December 02, 2013
Seeing the toll, schools revise zero tolerance

Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times

November 21, 2013
What happens when teen's punishment doesn't fit crime?

Jeff Cole, Fox 29 Philadelphia

November 18, 2013
No way to prepare for the emotion of 'Kids for Cash' documentary

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Scranton Times-Tribune

November 14, 2013
Documentary about juvenile justice scandal in Pa. to be screened in NYC

The Associated Press

November 12, 2013
York County judge rules mandatory lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders unconstitutional

Rick Lee, York Daily Record/Sunday News

November 10, 2013
Supreme Court ruling on teen lifers will be complicated

Editorial, Lancaster Online 

November 09, 2013
York County judge's ruling on juvenile sex offenders called a 'landmark decision'

Liz Evans Scolforo, York Dispatch

November 08, 2013
Absurd decision: Pennsylvania justices err on the side of cruelty

Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

November 07, 2013
Pa. law requiring lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders is unconstitutional, York County judge rules

Matt Miller, The Patriot-News

November 07, 2013
Momentum grows against zero tolerance discipline and high-stakes testing

Op-ed by Judith Browne Dianis, Rhonda Brownstein, Jessica Feierman, and Monty Neill, Education Week "Living in Dialogue" blog



November 02, 2013
Making the case for lawyers for all juvenile defendants

Letter to the Editor by Marsha Levick, Denver Post

November 02, 2013
Appeal likely in juvenile lifer ruling

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Scranton Times-Tribune

October 31, 2013
Pa. ruling: Juvenile life term ban not retroactive

Associated Press

October 22, 2013
El drama de los menores juzgados como adultos en EE.UU.

Beatriz Diez, BBC Mundo

October 17, 2013
$2.5M settlement reached in ‘Kids for Cash’

Mark Guydish, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

October 14, 2013
Advocates urge juvenile justice improvements

Bill Retew Jr., 21st Century Media

October 11, 2013
Health, education resources key in juvenile justice

Kyle Carrozza, Times of Chester County

October 08, 2013
Getting homeless and foster youth into college

Daniel Heimpel, The Chronicle of Social Change

October 07, 2013
Federal youth case on trial: Prosecution of 10-year-old on sex charges stokes debate over juvenile justice

Zusha Elinson, The Wall Street Journal

October 04, 2013
The Elkhart Four and the unjust application of the felony murder rule on teens

Emily Keller and Steve Drizin, The Huffington Post 

October 03, 2013
3 lifers win ruling in juvenile sentencing case

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press

October 01, 2013
Inmates, victims' families watching for decision on applying mandatory juvenile life sentence ban

Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY Newsworks

September 25, 2013
Reducing over-incarceration isn't just a grown-up problem

Steven Drizin and Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post

September 23, 2013
Improving access to education for court-involved children

Katherine Burdick, The Legal Intelligencer

September 21, 2013
Juvenile offenders 14 and over must register

Chris Parker, Times News

September 17, 2013
Gun violence victim Shirkey Warthen honored with mural

Christina Paclolla, Metro Philadelphia

September 16, 2013
End mandatory life sentences

The New York Times Editorial Board

September 11, 2013
Campus crime log disclosed identities of minors

Will Marble, The Daily Pennsylvanian

August 26, 2013
After Supreme Court ruling, states act on juvenile sentences

Maggie Clark, Stateline

August 15, 2013
Case of New Mexico boy accused of fatally shooting dad set to begin amid national attention

Associated Press

August 12, 2013
California's youngest killer


August 02, 2013
For those in foster care, less pressure to leave nest

Beth Anne Heesen, Reading Eagle

July 16, 2013
Groups seek to end solitary confinement of juveniles in N.J.

Maddie Hanna, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 08, 2013
Law change forbids minors from being held in adult prison

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Hazleton Standard Speaker

July 01, 2013
Inaugural Arlen Specter Award goes to Marsha Levick

Zack Needles, The Legal Intelligencer

June 30, 2013
Killer youths, fighting for a second chance

James Halpin, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

June 25, 2013
Third Erie juvenile 'lifer' loses appeal

Ed Palattella, Erie Times-News

June 14, 2013
The pitfalls of putting minors on the sex offenders register

Lindsay Bever, The Guardian

June 06, 2013
Bethlehem homicide suspect is first juvenile charged in Northampton County under new guidelines

Tom Shortell, The Express-Times

June 05, 2013
2014 film focuses on county scandal

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

June 03, 2013
Young adults in the foster care system

WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

May 30, 2013
Castille wrong about cleaning up after 'Kids for Cash' scandal

Letter to the editor by Robert Schwartz

May 28, 2013
Arlen Specter Award Finalist Marsha Levick

Zack Needles, The Legal Intelligencer

May 24, 2013
Appeals court upholds Ciavarella's 28-year sentence

Michael Sisak, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

May 16, 2013
Letters: Solitary is too cruel for kids

Marsha Levick, Los Angeles Times

May 15, 2013
Kids-for-cash lawsuits combined into class-action case by federal judge

Scranton Times-Tribune

May 08, 2013
Jordan Brown could be retried

Patrick O'Shea, Allegheny Times

April 29, 2013
Is 100 years a life sentence? Opinions are divided

Adam Liptak, The New York Times

April 26, 2013
Kip Kinkel uses landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to challenge sentence

Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian

April 24, 2013
Law slow to respond to sexting tragedies

Emily Bazelon, Slate

April 22, 2013
Thousands of youths held in solitary confinement

Michael Brick, Associated Press

April 18, 2013
Criminalizing children at school

The New York Times Editorial Board

April 18, 2013
One year later, remembering a young Philadelphian shot for stepping up

Emma Jacobs, WHYY Newsworks

April 09, 2013
Top court issues final juvenile justice report

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

April 09, 2013
Iowa Supreme Court hears juvenile parole cases

David Pitt, Associated Press

April 07, 2013
Juvenile lifer Sharon Wiggins followed court cases in hopes of freedom

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 07, 2013
Inmate Jeffrey Cristina hopes juvenile lifer ruling will set him free

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 03, 2013
Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling brings hope to those convicted of murder as juveniles

Adam Brandolph, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

March 30, 2013
Young killers watch courts

Brett Hambright, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

March 29, 2013
Undue process: 'Kids for Cash' and 'The Injustice System'

Abbe Smith, The New York Times

March 27, 2013
Zachary Witman waits for state Supreme Court hearing about resentencing

Teresa Ann Boeckel, York Daily Record

March 26, 2013
Sharon Wiggins, 62, learned from bad choices

John Morrison, Philadelphia Daily News

March 26, 2013
Supreme Court: Juvenile killer to get new sentencing

Riley Yates, Allentown Morning Call

March 08, 2013
Ruling stirs debate on no-parole terms for juveniles convicted of murder

Jeff Eckhoff, Indianapolis Star

March 07, 2013
'Kids for cash' legal fees sought

Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

March 01, 2013
Better care for young offenders

Editorial, The New York Times

February 10, 2013
Teen lifers: New state law bans mandatory life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder

Rick Lee, York Daily Record

February 02, 2013
'Kids for cash' payments mailed

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 31, 2013
Obama Administration to name Bob Listenbee to lead juvenile justice agency

John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change

January 27, 2013
Governor Patrick seeks fewer life terms for youths

Noah Bierman, The Boston Globe

December 20, 2012
Beaver Falls police find teens, want to charge person who hid them

Taryn Luna, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 15, 2012
Cash for kids in 'kids for cash'

Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

December 11, 2012
Juvie law alterations approved

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

November 25, 2012
Juvenile court as cash cow

David Marston, Philadelphia Inquirer

November 24, 2012
Juvenile injustice

Editorial, The New York Times

November 21, 2012
Juvenile life without parole: Massachusetts moves cautiously toward reform

Maggie Mulvihill, New England Center for Investigative Reporting

November 20, 2012
Particulars of Mericle settlement spelled out

Mark Guydish, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

November 06, 2012
Attorneys to share $4M in "kids-for-cash" settlement

Dave Janoski, Hazleton Standard Speaker

November 06, 2012
New initiative seeks to keep juveniles out of trouble by keeping them out of jail

Phillip Lucas, Philadelphia Daily News

November 04, 2012
Pennsylvania child abuse cases: Pattern of silence

Op-ed by William Ecenbarger, Patriot-News 

November 04, 2012
New law gives Lancaster County judges discretion in sentencing juvenile killers

Brett Hambright, Intelligencer Journal

October 30, 2012
Ind. boy in prison for helping kill friend's stepfather at age 12 wants case in juvenile court

Associated Press

October 29, 2012
Lawyer asks Indiana appeals court to kill plea that sent 12-year-old to prison for 25 years

Robert King, Indianapolis Star

October 23, 2012
Sexting bill victimizes Pennsylvania teens

Op-ed by Marsha Levick, Harrisburg Patriot-News

October 23, 2012
Sexting bill punishes, not protects, teens

Letter to the editor, Harrisburg Patriot-News

October 22, 2012
Life isn't right for juveniles

Editorial, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 22, 2012
Governor, have mercy: Give juvenile justice a chance in Pennsylvania

Matthew Fleischer, Take Part

October 21, 2012
Pennsylvania amends juvenile murder sentencing

Maggie Lee, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

October 19, 2012
On youth sexting, Pa. and other states act to prosecute, not persecute

Kathy Boccella, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 18, 2012
Pa. Senate OKs bill to punish kids for sexting

The Associated Press

October 18, 2012
Juvenile bill goes to governor

Robert Swift, Scranton Times-Tribune

October 11, 2012
Venango County youth can request transfer to juvenile court

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

October 07, 2012
People can change: Juveniles should not receive life sentences

Op-ed by Cindy Sanford, Harrisburg Patriot-News

September 25, 2012
For families of victims of juvenile murderers, ruling reopens 'traumatic wounds'

Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News

September 23, 2012
Other states watch how Pennsylvania handles life terms for juveniles

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 19, 2012
Pa. court: College can be told of juvenile record

Patrick Walters, Associated Press

September 18, 2012
Illinois Supreme Court ruling hailed as win for juveniles

Oliver Ortega, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

September 17, 2012
Juvenile offender's record could follow him to college

Emma Jacobs, WHYY Newsworks

September 17, 2012
Court orders university be notified of child porn charge against student

Christine Maddela and David Chang, NBC Philadelphia

September 13, 2012
Pa's high court grapples with federal decision on sentencing juveniles

Dana DiFilippo, Philadelphia Daily News

September 13, 2012
Mandatory life sentences challenged by juvenile offenders

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 13, 2012
Juvenile court records could soon follow kids to college

Laurie Mason Schroeder, Bucks County Courier Times

September 12, 2012
Fates of hundreds of young killers weighed by Pa. high court

Joseph Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer

September 12, 2012
Pennsylvania high court to make key call on juvenile life sentences

Maggie Lee, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

September 12, 2012
Pa. high court revisits juvenile life sentences, some may get shorter sentences

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press

September 11, 2012
Ruling of a lifetime: Pa. woman, grown old in prison, could be set free

Dana DiFilippo, Philadelphia Daily News

September 06, 2012
Juvenile court records can follow kids to college

Peter Hall, Allentown Morning Call

September 04, 2012
State lawmakers tackle juvenile law overturn

Robert Swift, Scranton Times-Tribune

August 25, 2012
York County's 'juvenile lifers' all expecting court hearings

Rick Lee, York Daily Record

August 25, 2012
New fate for young killers?

Riley Yates, Allentown Morning Call

August 23, 2012
Deadline approaches for PA juveniles to appeal life sentences

Cherri Gregg, CBS News Philadelphia

August 21, 2012
Juvenile lifers have until Friday to appeal sentences

Dana DiFilippo, Philadelphia Daily News

August 17, 2012
Jailed young, inmates seek a new day in court

Elizabeth Fiedler, NPR's All Things Considered

August 15, 2012
Pennsylvania is battleground for implementing Supreme Court ruling on young lifers

Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY Newsworks

August 13, 2012
Gateway to adult court for young defendants slowly closing

Maggie Lee, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

August 11, 2012
De facto life without parole

Editorial, The New York Times

August 10, 2012
Report: Progress on juvenile justice, problems remain

Maggie Clark, Stateline

August 08, 2012
Report finds states pulling back from tough laws of '80s, '90s

Natalie Krebs and Eric Ferkenhoff, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

August 08, 2012
Court to get pivotal cases on juveniles

Adam Brandolph, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

August 08, 2012
Addressing juvenile justice concerns in response to the Shelby County Investigation

Tracy Russo, Department of Justice's Justice Blog

August 07, 2012
Teen killer files appeal in 1976 case

Brett Hambright, Intelligencer Journal

August 05, 2012
What about juvenile lifers?

Matthew Mangino, The Vindicator

August 05, 2012
States dodge Supreme Court ruling against life sentences for minors

Matt Bewig, AllGov

July 27, 2012
14-year-old convicted of Easton murder should only face 40 years in prison, attorneys argue

Tom Shortell, The Express-Times

July 27, 2012
States reconsider juvenile life sentences

Maggie Clark, Stateline

July 26, 2012
New law revokes second chance for teens with sex offenses

Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia City Paper

July 26, 2012
In the wake of high court ruling, a reprieve for juvenile lifers?

Scott Michels, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

July 18, 2012
Frustrated by Supreme Court ruling, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad acts to keep teen killers behind bars

Isolde Raftery, NBC News

July 07, 2012
'Juvenile lifer' set to seek overturn

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

July 03, 2012
High court ruling could affect two local murder cases

Les Stewart, Lebanon Daily News

July 02, 2012
Philadelphia man, sentenced to life as teen, seeks release

The Associated Press

July 01, 2012
Supreme Court ruling means overhaul of juvenile cases

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 01, 2012
Father forced to relive son's brutal slaying in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Jane Musgrave, The Palm Beach Post

June 30, 2012
States left to deal with juvenile life-sentence ruling

Bobby Kerlik and Rich Cholodofsky, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

June 29, 2012
Even roofers' scandal didn't budge the judges

Chris Mondics, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 29, 2012
6 teen killers have appealed life terms

Brett Hambright, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

June 27, 2012
Supreme Court's ruling on life terms for juveniles will help many in Pennsylvania

Karen Heller, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 26, 2012
Required life sentences for juveniles outlawed by Supreme Court

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 26, 2012
High Court gives some jailed as teens hope of freedom

Andrew Stern, Reuters

June 26, 2012
Sentencing ruling reflects rethinking on juvenile justice

Ethan Bronner, The New York Times

June 25, 2012
Sentenced to life as a juvenile, he hopes ruling means freedom

Dana DiFilipo, Philadelphia Daily News

June 25, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely affects Easton teen's life sentence for murder

Nicole Radzievich, Allentown Morning Call

June 25, 2012
Justices bar mandatory life terms for juveniles

Carrie Johnson, NPR's All Things Considered

June 15, 2012
YOUTHadelphia announces $85,000 in grants

The Philadelphia Foundation press release

June 04, 2012
Revised court rules protect juveniles

Ben Present, The Legal Intelligencer

June 01, 2012
One teen's fate: The math of a 100-year sentence

Teresa Chin, Youth Radio/Youth Media International

May 31, 2012
Foster children's school records would be more accessible to social workers under new bill

Kelli Kennedy, The Huffington Post

May 30, 2012
Child trauma in public sector focus of symposium

Hilary Hurd Anyaso, Northwestern University News Center

May 25, 2012
Facebook app puts public inside foster care system

Clay Duda, Youth Today

May 23, 2012
Juvenile shackling bill goes to governor

Robert Swift, Pottsville Republican

May 21, 2012
Proposal gives older foster kids better shot at positive outcome

Ron Williams, Scranton Times-Tribune

May 17, 2012
Justice Department releases final rule to prevent, detect and respond to prison rape

Press release from the Department of Justice

May 15, 2012
Juvenile offenders sentenced to life can face harsher treatment than adults: Report

Trymaine Lee, Huffington Post

May 09, 2012
Throwaway people: Will teens sent to die in prison get a second chance?

Liliana Segura, The Nation

May 03, 2012
Fostering independence through the Education Act

Op-ed by Erin Maloney, Chester County Daily Local News

April 26, 2012
Victims' rights op-ed panders to public fears

Letter to the editor by Robert Schwartz, Patriot-News

April 23, 2012
Road back to school is rocky for ex-offenders

Jaclyn Zubrzycki, Education Week

April 20, 2012
Cruel and unusual—a test case

George Will, The Washington Post

April 11, 2012
Kids-for-cash saga far from complete

Op-ed, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

April 09, 2012
Don't handcuff juvie court reform

Op-ed, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

April 09, 2012
Governor Corbett signs new laws in aftermath of kids-for-cash

Dave Bohman, WNEP

April 04, 2012
Juvenile counsel bill goes to governor

Robert Swift, Hazleton Standard-Speaker

April 04, 2012
Judge rules 14-year-old Brown must stay in detention

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 28, 2012
House, Senate approve juvenile justice bills

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

March 28, 2012
Hearing on Jordan Brown's release set for today

Eric Poole, Beaver County Times

March 20, 2012
Marsha Levick: Why juveniles deserve a second chance

Point/Counterpoint, Allentown Morning Call

March 20, 2012
US Supreme Court questions if juvenile killers should be given a second chance

John Kelly, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 19, 2012
US Supreme Court to hear key juvenile cases on Tuesday

John Kelly and Ryan Schill, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 19, 2012
Don't put juveniles in jail for life

Laurence Steinberg, Special to CNN

March 18, 2012
Juvenile justice legislation on tap for House, Senate

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

March 14, 2012
Juveniles don't deserve life sentences

Op-ed by Gail Garinger, The New York Times

March 09, 2012
Foster youth need help past 18

Op-ed by Mark Courtney, Patriot-News

March 03, 2012
After scandal, new rules for juveniles in Pa. courts

Joel Rose, NPR

February 29, 2012
Mericle lawsuits settlement gets preliminary approval

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

February 28, 2012
Corruption in the courts and abusive teen rehab centers

Janet Parker, OpEdNews.com

February 25, 2012
Newspapers won't appeal closing of boy's homicide trial

Staff, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

February 23, 2012
Foster care: Corbett's plan would be a win-win situation

Patriot-News Editorial Board

February 23, 2012
Superior court bans public from 14-year-old's murder trial

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

February 21, 2012
Fostering support

Editorial, York Dispatch

February 20, 2012
Foster care support could be extended in Pennsylvania

Rebekah Zook, Essential Public Radio

February 16, 2012
Advocates, experts blast welfare drug testing bill at hearing

Gloria Tatum, Atlanta Progressive News

February 16, 2012
Superior Court to hear arguments in Jordan Brown case

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

February 14, 2012
Governor seeking to benefit foster youth and taxpayers

Yvonne P. Mazzulo, Examiner.com

February 07, 2012
Juvenile Law Center and Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform announce inaugural Information Sharing Certificate Program

Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform website

January 19, 2012
Attorneys petition state court for Jordan Brown to be released

Eric Poole, Beaver County Times

January 19, 2012
Legal representation required in Pennsylvania juvenile courts, says state's high court

Ryan Schill, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

January 19, 2012
Senate approves juvenile reform bill

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

January 15, 2012
Book 'Kids for Cash' focuses on children

Mark Guydish, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 13, 2012
Juvenile court rules approved

Staff, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

January 09, 2012
Paying a price, long after the crime

Op-ed, Alfred Blumstein and Kiminori Nakamura, The New York Times

January 07, 2012
Child-on-child sex abuse poses complex challenges

David Crary, The Associated Press

January 06, 2012
Attorneys want Powell, centers liable

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 06, 2012
Juvie operator fights deal

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 05, 2012
Special judge finishes review of cases decided by "kids for cash" ex-judge

Mary Wilson, WITF

January 04, 2012
Children's issues: Task force should not become political

Patriot-News Editorial Board

December 11, 2011
An epidemic of expulsions

Susan Ferriss, iWatch News

December 07, 2011
Panel advances juvenile abuses bill

Robert Swift, Scranton Times-Tribune

December 05, 2011
Sending of sexual images by minors isn't as prevalent as expected, study finds

Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times

December 05, 2011
State house to close Pennsylvania Megan's Law loopholes

John L. Micek, The Morning Call

November 21, 2011
Judge to decide how teen is tried

Ben Finley, Bucks County Courier Times

November 20, 2011
Arrested development: Owen Welty was a 13-year-old when he entered Missouri's justice system

Isaac Wolf, Scripps Howard News Service

November 18, 2011
Legislation is overdue to protect children's rights

Marsha Levick, Harrisburg Patriot-News

November 14, 2011
The Protect Our Children Committee urges Gov. Corbett to create a Child Protection and Accountability Task Force

News release, The Protect Our Children Committee

November 10, 2011
Right issue in DA election

Editorial, Scranton Times-Tribune

November 07, 2011
Life sentences for juveniles will be subject to U.S. Supreme Court review

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News Service

November 04, 2011
18-month sentence for Powell, kids-for-cash financier and star witness

Michael Sisak and Patrick Sweet, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

October 26, 2011
Lawyer added to defense of 14-year-old homicide suspect

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

October 20, 2011
Senate approves juvenile bill

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

October 18, 2011
Legislators trying to rework laws to account for sexting

Joelle Farrell, Philadelphia Inquirer