Juvenile Law Center

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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April 18, 2011

Juvenile Law Center Opposes Criminalizing Consensual Sexting

In light of recent media attention on sexting, many state legislatures are introducing bills to criminalize various teen conduct
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April 18, 2011

Pennsylvania Sexting Update

Two bills introduced in the current Pennsylvania legislative session provide for very different approaches to teen sexting
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February 18, 2011

Juvenile Law Center Responds to Guilty Verdict for Former Luzerne County Judge

Verdict is but one more step in quest to secure justice for the children and families in Luzerne County
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February 07, 2011

All Children in the Care of the Child Welfare Agency Are Eligible for Free School Lunches

Congress passes the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010
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