Juvenile Law Center

January 12, 2012

Newly Announced Pennsylvania Juvenile Court Rules Are Major Advancement To Protect Youths' Legal Rights

Pennsylvania Supreme Court takes action to require that juveniles have legal representation in juvenile delinquency proceedings

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December 16, 2011

Juvenile Law Center Announces Partial Settlement in Luzerne County Juvenile Litigation

A partial settlement for over $17 million has been reached in the Luzerne County juvenile-court civil litigation

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October 28, 2011

Juvenile Law Center Selected as Leading High-Impact Nonprofit in National Survey

Nationwide group of experts names Juvenile Law Center one of the best nonprofits in the criminal justice sector
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August 25, 2011

Jordan Brown to be Tried in Juvenile Court

11 years old at time of arrest, Jordan would have been youngest in country to face life in prison
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August 16, 2011

August Challenge Grant: Double Your Support of Juvenile Law Center!

Board Member Barry Zubrow and wife, Jan, to match donations up to $50,000 this month
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August 11, 2011

Juvenile Law Center Responds to Sentencing of “Kids-for-Cash” Judge

Ex-judge Mark Ciavarella sentenced to 28 years in prison
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June 16, 2011

Landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decision Protects Miranda Rights for Youth

Court's ruling in J.D.B. v. North Carolina further demonstrates recognition that 'kids are different' under the Constitution

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May 09, 2011

New PA Rules Require Juvenile Courts to Address Education and Health Care Needs of Youth in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice Systems

The PA Supreme Court adopts numerous procedural rules aimed at promoting fairer treatment and better outcomes for youth in the child welfare, juvenile justice systems

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May 03, 2011

Juvenile Law Center Testimony Supports State Funding of Indigent Juvenile Defense

Executive Director Robert Schwartz tells PA House Committee about consequences of failing to fund lawyers for youth accused of crime
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April 28, 2011

Juvenile Law Center Urges Rules Committee to Adopt Rule Prohibiting Waiver of Counsel

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