Blog http://jlc.org/blog/access-to-education en A Powerful Tool for Change in the Child Welfare and Justice Systems: The Americans with Disabilities Act http://jlc.org/blog/powerful-tool-change-child-welfare-and-justice-systems-americans-disabilities-act <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_210.jpg?1500471475" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-07-18 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="450" height="235" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/wheelchair_0.jpg?1500471475" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;">Image credit: "<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/comedynose/7449676884/in/photostream/" target="_blank">Project 366 #178: 260612 Speedy Wheels!</a>" by Pete, licensed via <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode" target="_blank">Attribution Generic 2.0</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"> </span></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Twenty-seven years ago this month, Congress enacted the <a href="http://www.ada.gov/2010_regs.htm"><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Americans with Disabilities Act</strong></span></a> (ADA) into law. This landmark civil rights legislation prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and requires that people with disabilities have the opportunity to live, work, and access services in the community to the same degree as their non-disabled peers. The ADA requires reasonable accommodations be made so that differently-abled people may lead full, rich lives. These protections apply to <em>everyone</em> with a disability – including young people in the child welfare and juvenile justice system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/powerful-tool-change-child-welfare-and-justice-systems-americans-disabilities-act" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Access to Healthcare Coveredtil26 (Health Insurance) Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Mental Health Treatment Normalcy for Foster Youth Older Youth with Disabilities Permanency (Foster Care) Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Tue, 18 Jul 2017 19:25:50 +0000 admin 8153 at http://jlc.org Making Sure Youth Are Seen - And Heard - In Court http://jlc.org/blog/making-sure-youth-voices-are-heard-court <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_209.jpg?1500323669" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-07-17 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="300" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/YFC-Harrisburg-2017.png?1500323669" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><span style="font-size: 12px;"><em>Above: Youth Fostering Change advocates, Anthony and Selena met with Sandra Moore and Stephenie Strayer from the Office of Children and Families in the Courts. Left to right: Marcia Hopkins, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Stephenie Strayer, Judicial Program Analyst; Sandra Moore, Director; Anthony, youth advocate; Selena, youth advocate; Cathy Moffa, Youth Advocacy Program Manager; Jennifer Pokempner, Director of Child Welfare Policy; Dominique Mikell, Stoneliegh Fellow.</em></span></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Yesterday, Youth Fostering Change traveled to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to present their finalized court participation tools and recommendations to Sandra Moore, Director of the Office of Children and Families in the Courts, and Stephenie Strayer, Judicial Program Analyst. Ms. Moore and Ms. Strayer were excited to hear about the project and supported the youth advocates’ recommendations.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/making-sure-youth-voices-are-heard-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Youth Fostering Change Child Welfare and Foster Care Youth Engagement Programs Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:20:14 +0000 admin 8151 at http://jlc.org Commonwealth v. Batts: We Won! http://jlc.org/blog/commonwealth-v-batts-we-won <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_208.jpg?1498662727" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2017-06-28 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/pa-state-capitolbldg2_1.jpg?1498662727" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Earlier this week, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled in <em><a href="http://jlc.org/legal-docket/commonwealth-v-batts" style="color: #f6992f;">Commonwealth v. Batts</a></em> that, before a child can be sentenced to life without parole, the state must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the youth is permanently incorrigible. Juvenile Law Center filed amicus briefs in <em>Batts</em> and argued the case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2012 and 2016.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Earlier this week, Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court unanimously ruled in <em>Commonwealth v. Batts</em> that, before a child can be sentenced to life without parole, the state must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the youth is permanently incorrigible. Juvenile Law Center filed amicus briefs in <em>Batts</em> and argued the case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2012 and 2016.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/commonwealth-v-batts-we-won" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP) Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:10:37 +0000 admin 8135 at http://jlc.org Real Pride: Spotlight on Programs for LGBTQ Youth http://jlc.org/blog/real-pride-spotlight-programs-lgbtq-youth <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_207.jpg?1498672557" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-06-27 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/BreakOUT-2_0.jpg?1498672557" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Photo credit: Fernando Lopez, courtesy of BreakOUT!</em></p> <hr /> <p>Juvenile Law Center fights to protect the rights of LGBTQ youth in the justice and child welfare systems, as well as the rights of youth exiting those systems.</p> <table class=" quote" border="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <p>The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention estimates that LGBTQ youth make up 13-15% of youth in the juvenile justice system, despite representing approximately 7% of the general population.</p> </td></tr></tbody></table><div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>LGBTQ youth are over-represented in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. The federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention estimates that LGBTQ youth are approximately 7% of the population generally but 13-15% of those in the juvenile justice system.&nbsp;</p> <p>As we close out Pride month, we’re shining a spotlight on three organizations and their work focusing on LGBTQ youth across the country: Project HOME, BreakOUT!, and Lambda Legal.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/real-pride-spotlight-programs-lgbtq-youth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:24:50 +0000 admin 8133 at http://jlc.org Wisconsin Judge Condemns Solitary Confinement http://jlc.org/blog/wisconsin-judge-condemns-solitary-confinement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_206.jpg?1498245128" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Fri, 2017-06-23 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="480" height="251" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/WI-Court-MarshaJessicaKaren6-23-2017.jpg?1498245128" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Juvenile Law Center legal team outside the Western District Court in Wisconsin. Left to right: Karen Lindell, Staff Attorney; Jessica Feierman, Associate Director; Marsha Levick, Deputy Director and Chief Counsel.</em></p> <hr /> <p>Today in Wisconsin, Western District Judge Peterson found that the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and restraints at two juvenile facilities violate kids’ constitutional rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. The court stated that young people have a constitutional right to rehabilitation, and it was being thwarted by these practices.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today in Wisconsin, Western District Judge Peterson found that the use of solitary confinement, pepper spray and restraints at two juvenile facilities violate kids’ constitutional rights under the Fourteenth Amendment. We originally filed the lawsuit in January on behalf of boys and girls held in Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/wisconsin-judge-condemns-solitary-confinement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ending Solitary Confinement Juvenile and Criminal Justice Fri, 23 Jun 2017 19:02:21 +0000 admin 8109 at http://jlc.org Stop Solitary Confinement of Kids in Wisconsin - Now! http://jlc.org/blog/stop-solitary-confinement-kids-wisconsin-now <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_205.jpg?1498144280" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Thu, 2017-06-22 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="600" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/StopSolitary2-sm.jpg?1498144280" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>As you read this, we are in court with ACLU of Wisconsin in Madison’s Western District Court. Back in January, we filed <a href="http://jlc.org/legal-docket/jj-v-litscher" target="_blank">a class action civil rights lawsuit</a> against state officials’ use of solitary confinement, shackling and pepper spray against youth in two facilities – Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As you read this, we are in court with ACLU of Wisconsin in Madison’s Western District Court. Back in January, we filed a class action civil rights lawsuit against state officials’ use of solitary confinement, shackling and pepper spray against youth in two facilities – Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake.</p> <p>We soon discovered the harm in this case was so severe that the boys and girls incarcerated at these two facilities needed immediate relief as the case progressed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/stop-solitary-confinement-kids-wisconsin-now" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ending Solitary Confinement Juvenile and Criminal Justice Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:59:00 +0000 admin 8088 at http://jlc.org For Philadelphia Youth: Online Guide for Juvenile Record Expungement http://jlc.org/blog/philadelphia-youth-online-guide-juvenile-record-expungement <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_204.jpg?1498678972" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Whiquitta Tobar, Zubrow Fellow </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2017-06-14 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="314" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/expungesite.JPG?1498678972" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>A middle school fight can last forever. Years after the school calls the police and the adolescent goes to court, the record of the incident can continue to affect a young person’s ability to find gainful employment, qualify for college loans, secure housing, or generally move on from the worst moment in her young life. For so many youth, this is their story.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A middle school fight can last forever. Years after the school calls the police and the adolescent goes to court, the record of the incident can continue to affect a young person’s ability to find gainful employment, qualify for college loans, secure housing, or generally move on from the worst moment in her young life. For so many youth, this is their story.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/philadelphia-youth-online-guide-juvenile-record-expungement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Education Community and School Reentry Juvenile and Criminal Justice Juvenile Records Expungement Second Chances Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:42:01 +0000 admin 8083 at http://jlc.org Our Youth Advocates Are Awesome! http://jlc.org/blog/our-youth-advocates-are-awesome <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_203.jpg?1496252119" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Juvenile Law Center </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Wed, 2017-05-31 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="239" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/2017YAP-party.png?1496252119" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Above: 2016-2017 youth advocates in Youth Fostering Change and Juveniles for Justice, program alumni, and Juvenile Law Center Staff.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Juvenile Law Center runs two annual youth advocacy programs – Youth Fostering Change (YFC) and Juveniles for Justice (J4J) – and celebrates the youth advocates’ accomplishments at the close of each program in May. Last Tuesday, we celebrated our awesome 2016-2017 youth advocates and were thrilled to host our community partners and alumni of both programs at the celebration at Juvenile Law Center’s office.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/our-youth-advocates-are-awesome" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Youth Fostering Change Juveniles for Justice Child Welfare and Foster Care Juvenile and Criminal Justice Youth Engagement Programs Wed, 31 May 2017 17:34:03 +0000 admin 8081 at http://jlc.org For many youth "a cell phone is life." http://jlc.org/blog/many-youth-cell-phone-life <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-masthead-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_masthead_image" width="1040" height="214" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/masthead_images/PursuingJustice_202.jpg?1495734616" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Anthony Simpson, youth advocate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Tue, 2017-05-23 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="600" height="600" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/anthony-simpson.jpg?1495734616" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><em>Anthony Simpson, is an employee and advocate of Youth Fostering Change at Juvenile Law Center, current member at the Achieving Independence Center and a former homeless youth.</em></p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The stigma attached to being homeless has a massive impact on the prevention and direct treatment of homelessness, regardless the severity of one’s situation. No child should bear the responsibility of acquiring housing alone. These days, though, technology is so accessible and essential to the social sphere of young people. We are never truly alone, are we? During my bouts with homelessness the most common possession I had (as did other teens I’d met in shelters or when we were just looking for a permanent home) was the same object many teenagers have in their pockets - a smartphone. A cell phone is life. It’s a way to keep in touch with friends we’ve had to separate from, how we keep track of time for when the days seemed to blend together between cat naps, and for some, memorabilia of a time before finding ourselves without shelter.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/many-youth-cell-phone-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Youth Fostering Change Child Welfare and Foster Care Extended Care and Reentry (Foster Care) Fostering Connections Normalcy for Foster Youth Older Youth with Disabilities Permanency (Foster Care) Teens and Technology Transitions to Adulthood (Foster Care) Youth Engagement Programs Mon, 22 May 2017 15:49:37 +0000 admin 8077 at http://jlc.org Celebrating Gault, But Still Fighting http://jlc.org/blog/celebrating-gault-still-fighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-blog-author"> <div class="field-label">Author:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Susan Mangold, Executive Director </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-date"> <div class="field-label">Date:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">Mon, 2017-05-15 00:00</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-post-image"> <div class="field-label">Image:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_blog_post_image" width="1303" height="650" alt="" src="http://jlc.org/sites/default/files/blog_post_images/katy_0.jpg?1494945075" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Today is the 50th Anniversary of <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_re_Gault">In Re Gault</a>, the U.S. Supreme Court case that granted children the right to counsel and other key due process protections when facing delinquency charges in juvenile court. Fifty years later, full implementation of the decision remains uneven, but its promise still guides our advocacy as we continue to work to ensure that kids are treated fairly by our justice system.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-teaser"> <div class="field-label">Teaser:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Today is the 50th Anniversary of In Re Gault, the U.S. Supreme Court case that granted children the right to counsel and other key due process protections when facing delinquency charges in juvenile court. Fifty years later, full implementation of the decision remains uneven, but its promise still guides our advocacy as we continue to work to ensure that kids are treated fairly by our justice system.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://jlc.org/blog/celebrating-gault-still-fighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Access to Counsel Cost of Justice Ending Solitary Confinement Juvenile and Criminal Justice Mon, 15 May 2017 18:52:55 +0000 admin 8074 at http://jlc.org