Juvenile Law Center

I want to discuss the silence in Luzerne County, how everyone was quiet, no one said anything ... even [youth] were silenced by what was taking place. It was only through Juvenile Law Center that we were given voices.

Hillary Transue, victim of the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" scandal

Contact our Development Office:

Rosie McNamara-Jones
Director of Individual Gifts

Be Part of our Community of Giving

Juvenile Law Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the oldest multi-disciplinary children’s rights organization in the United States. Working at the national and state levels, we play a leadership role in shaping and using the law on behalf of children in the child welfare and justice systems to promote fairness, prevent harm, ensure access to appropriate services, and create opportunities for success.


Juvenile Law Center serves society's most vulnerable youth. They are most likely to be mislabeled, ignored, harmed, or scarred for life by systems that are supposed to help them. We depend on individuals, corporations, and foundations for financial support. Unrestricted gifts enable us to move quickly as circumstances demand and opportunities arise.

United Way Donations

Support us through donations made to United Way. Use the donation numbers below to designate your contribution: 

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: 784
United Way of Delaware: 3954
United Way of Allegheny County: 223045

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Giving Library

We were one of 500 organizations initially asked to participate in the Laura and John Arnold Foundation Giving Library, which connects donors to nonprofits through online video interviews.  

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Local Supporters

Thanks to Philadelphia-area businesses Jeffrey A. Miller Catering and Clear Sound Professional Audio/Visual Support for their support!