Our society must be encouraged or compelled to act in ways that promote fairness, create respect for human rights, and provide vulnerable children with the protection and services they need to become healthy and productive adults.
ROBERT G. SCHWARTZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
One of Juvenile Law Center’s greatest strengths is our agility – our ability to respond quickly to changes in the environment to advance our agenda. Expanding our resources will allow us to swiftly react to unexpected opportunities to improve outcomes for children. As we head into our 40th Anniversary year, we can look back on our success, effectiveness and achievements. With your partnership, we will continue to implement our vision, be sustainable, and maintain our mission of helping America’s youth.
Celebrating 40 years of successful advocacy, Juvenile Law Center is the oldest non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Established in 1975, Juvenile Law Center initially represented individual youth in a wide range of proceedings in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Over time, Juvenile Law Center expanded its advocacy for children across Pennsylvania and, by the early 1990s, was addressing child welfare and justice system reform nationwide. Over the last 15 years, we have focused exclusively on legal issues affecting adolescents and older youth in those systems.
Juvenile Law Center 40th Anniversary Dinner
Date: October 13, 2015
Time: 6:00pm - Cocktails; 7:00pm - Dinner
Where: Hyatt at the Bellevue (200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102)
We hope you'll join us for this celebratory event, emceed by political analyst, Juan Williams.
For more information, visit the event website.
Date: October 2-3, 2015
Location: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
On October 2-3, 2015, the Temple Law Review and Juvenile Law Center will host a Symposium honoring Juvenile Law Center's 40th anniversary. The Symposium will expand on Juvenile Law Center’s efforts to address contemporary legal issues facing court-involved youth.
Emily Bazelon, a staff writer at the New York Times Magazine, the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School, and author of Sticks and Stones: Defeating the Culture of Bullying and Rediscovering the Power of Character and Empathy, will be a featured speaker.
Other speakers include: Lourdes Rosado, Bruce Boyer, B.J. Casey, Michael Dale, Amanda Fanniff, Kara Finck, Naomi Goldstein, Martin Guggenheim, Sharon Kelley, Ursula Kilkelly, Marsha Levick, Theodor Liebman, Susan Vivian Mangold, Jyoti Nanda, Eliza Patten, Elizabeth Scott, Ann Skelton, Mark Soler, Laurence Steinberg, and Whitney Untiedt.
Support for this symposium was provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
With your help, Juvenile Law Center will continue to lead in improving public systems that affect the lives of tens of thousands of young people in the child welfare and justice systems.
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