Juvenile Law Center

Executive Director
Deputy Director and Chief Counsel
Associate Director
Child Welfare Policy Director
Senior Supervising Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Staff Attorney
Zubrow Fellow
Zubrow Fellow
Juvenile Life without Parole Fellow
Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow
Development Associate, Donor Specialist
Litigation Paralegal
Development Associate, Database Specialist
Secretary
Youth Advocacy Program Manager
Marketing Manager and Digital Strategist
Director of Development
Youth Advocacy Program Manager
Director of Communications
Director of Operations
Co-Founder and Executive Director Emeritus

Brooke McCarthy, Esq.

Juvenile Life without Parole Fellow

Brooke McCarthy joined Juvenile Law Center in September 2016 as the Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) Fellow. As the JLWOP Fellow, Brooke will work to coordinate Pennsylvania’s resentencing efforts after Montgomery v. Alabama. This will include tracking outcomes in resentencing hearings, providing litigation support, developing trainings, and creating a brief bank for attorneys across the state.

Brooke graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and focused on issues of criminal defense and conditions of confinement during her time in school. She worked with local organizers to support the Pelican Bay State Prison Hunger Strike, interned at the California Appellate Project, a death penalty defense firm in California, the Marin County Public Defender’s office and at the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Jackson, Mississippi, office. She was also active with UC Hastings’ moot court program, coaching and participating in several competitions earning her several accolades.

After graduation Brooke returned to the Southern Poverty Law Center as a fellow and maintained an eclectic practice including conditions of confinement, juvenile life without parole cases, non-violent parole eligibility representation, and children’s mental healthcare. During this time, she drafted several petitions that restored over 100 years of time to individuals who were serving mandatory time for nonviolent third strikes. She also negotiated over half a dozen agreements that would permit juvenile lifers to be eligible for parole after Miller v. Alabama. Aside from criminal representation, Brooke worked on cases regarding conditions of confinement at prisons and regularly monitored psychiatric residential treatment facilities for children across Mississippi.

Brooke graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a degree in legal studies with the highest honors. During her time at Santa Cruz, she was actively involved in social justice work, focusing on opportunities to educate individuals on systems of power and their individual role in those systems.

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