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November 19, 2015

Extraordinary Before and After 40

posted by Executive Director Sue Mangold

Pictured above: Robert Scott, Board Member Elizabeth Scott, Executive Director Sue Mangold, and Board President Barry Zubrow at Juvenile Law Center's 40th Anniversary Dinner.

During the winter holidays, many of us gather to give thanks. I am especially grateful this holiday season as I return to the Juvenile Law Center family as the new Executive Director and reflect upon both its remarkable past and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. What I have recognized upon returning to Juvenile Law Center is that our everyday work is extraordinary!

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December 31, 2014

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Sex Offender Registration Unconstitutional for Youth

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Pennsylvania’s highest court recently ruled that lifetime registration of juveniles under the Pennsylvania Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) is unconstitutional.

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February 18, 2014

Third Trial Court Declares Lifetime Sex Offender Registration for Juveniles Unconstitutional

posted by Juvenile Law Center

On February 10, 2014, Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Judge David R. Workman joined fellow judges in Monroe and York counties in finding that Pennsylvania's Act 111, the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act ("SORNA"), is unconstitutional. The law requires children who are 14 and older and who are convicted of certain sexual offenses to register for life as sex offenders and be subject to onerous reporting requirements.

This important ruling marks another major victory for kids.

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January 17, 2014

Juvenile Law Center Wins Second Ruling Declaring Pennsylvania's Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Requirements Unconstitutional

posted by Juvenile Law Center

For the second time in the last three months, a Pennsylvania judge has ruled that Pennsylvania’s juvenile sex offender registration requirements are unconstitutional. On January 16, 2014, Monroe County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Margherita Patti-Worthington ruled that Pennsylvania's law requiring juveniles convicted of sexual offenses be subjected to lifetime sex offender registration violates their rights under the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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November 07, 2013

Juvenile Court Judge Finds Pennsylvania Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Law Unconstitutional Under State and Federal Law

posted by Juvenile Law Center

In a landmark ruling for Pennsylvania, York County Court of Common Pleas Judge John C. Uhler ruled on November 4, 2013 that Pennsylvania's recently enacted law requiring that juveniles convicted of sexual offenses be subjected to lifetime sex offender registration violates their rights under various provisions of the Pennsylvania and United States Constitutions, as well as Pennsylvania's Juvenile Act.

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