Juvenile Law Center

June 22, 2017
Federal judge troubled by 'serious problem' with use of pepper spray on Wisconsin teen inmates

Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

June 22, 2017
Judge: Public can see videos of inmates being pepper-sprayed

Scott Bauer, AP News

June 19, 2017
How Can I Plan My Future When I Don't Know Where I Will Sleep Tonight?

Dominique Mikell for Stoneleigh Foundation

June 13, 2017
Pennsylvania spends $20 million annually to keep juvenile lifers in prison

Nicole C. Brambila, Reading Eagle

June 12, 2017
Juvenile advocates launch website

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, The Times-Tribune

June 07, 2017
2,030 Strip Searches at Youth Prisons

Gretchen Schuldt, Urban Milwaukee

May 31, 2017
Philadelphia App Links Youth to Resources and Services

Jeremy Loudenback, The Chronicle of Social Change

May 25, 2017
Real Life Real Issues Juvenile Justice: Education and Re-Integration / No "life, no parole" sentences for youth

Rich Copeland, WITF Smart Talk

May 17, 2017
Foster-care kids need a chance to succeed

Marcia Hopkins, Philly Daily News

May 08, 2017
This resource map for youth exiting foster care is live

Albert Hong, generocity.org

May 06, 2017
Juvenile Law Center Launches New App Designed To Help Young People

Cherri Gregg, CBS Philly

May 05, 2017
Groups create app for youth facing homelessness

Layla A. Jones, Philadelphia Tribune

May 04, 2017
Penn partners on new app to aid vulnerable youth exiting foster care

Jacquie Posey, PennCurrent

May 02, 2017
Frontline: Second Chance Kids

FRONTLINE

May 01, 2017
DN Opinion: Philly's next DA must address broken juvenile justice system

philly.com

April 27, 2017
Time to set Sessions (and Trump) straight: Your Say

Marsha Levick, USA Today

April 21, 2017
Recommendations to End Youth Homelessness

Susan Vivian Mangold, The Legal Intelligencer

April 21, 2017
Because 18-Year-Olds Still Need Parenting

Nina Rohr, Safe Kids Stories

April 20, 2017
ACLU Seeks Lincoln Hills Injunction

Gretchen Schuldt, Urban Milwaukee

April 19, 2017
Groups want Wisconsin to end solitary confinement of youth

Katie Delong and the AP Wire Service, Fox6NOW.com

April 19, 2017
Groups Want Wisconsin to End Solitary Confinement of Youth

AP Wire Service, USNews.com

April 19, 2017
Groups want state to end solitary confinement of youth

AP Wire Service, Channel3000.com

April 19, 2017
Why can't Philly stop holding kids in solitary confinement?

Samantha Melamed, Philly.com

April 19, 2017
ACLU files request for injunction to halt the use of solitary confinement in youth prisons in Wisconsin

CBS 58 - WDJT Milwaukee

April 18, 2017
Guest column: Foster children need help even after they mature

Jenny Pokempner, The Advocate

April 13, 2017
Clinic Leads National Effort to End Discriminatory Juvenile Justice Fees

Andrew Cohen, Berkley Law

April 06, 2017
For-profit prisons should be a thing of the past

commentary by Susan V. Mangold, Lancaster Online

March 30, 2017
We’re Number One! Philly leads the nation in a dubious category: juvenile life without parole. Does it need to be this way?

David A. Love, The Philadelphia Citizen

March 25, 2017
Youth Justice Milwaukee Campaigns to Close Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake Youth Prisons

Dylan Deprey, Milwaukee Courier

March 20, 2017
The Dangerous Myth That Juvenile Criminal Records Are Sealed Forever

Alasdair Wilkins, vocativ.com

March 13, 2017
California Bill to End Crippling Administrative Fees for Juveniles in the Justice System

Brooke Pinnix, The Chronicle of Social Change

March 09, 2017
How Philly’s impact community supported #InternationalWomensDay

Tony Abraham, generocity.org

March 08, 2017
Here’s a brief overview of holistic juvenile justice programs happening in Philly

Tony Abraham, generocity.org

March 07, 2017
Juvenile Law Center staffers are working on a resource map for system-involved youth

Tony Abraham, generocity.com

March 05, 2017
Double Punishment: When Parents Are Forced to Pay for Detention

Ronan Farrow, NBC News

March 04, 2017
Philadelphia to stop billing parents of incarcerated teens for 'child support'

Katie Colaneri, WHYY NewsWorks

March 04, 2017
Jacksonville man’s case led to new sentences for juvenile lifers – but he’s still behind bars

Tessa Duvall, jacksonville.com

March 03, 2017
How Philly goes after the poor for child support, keeping families apart

Samantha Melamed, philly.com

March 02, 2017
Your child’s been sent to jail. And then comes the bill.

Eli Hager, The Washington Post

March 02, 2017
In Trump Era, Foster Youth Plan to Fight for Medicaid, Other Policies

Holden Slattery, The Chronicle of Social Change

February 22, 2017
At Wisconsin Juvenile Prisons, Children Face a Nightmare of Solitary Confinement and Abuse

Valerie Kiebala, Solitary Watch

February 11, 2017
Critics pan Walker's budget on youth prison

Todd Richmond, The Daily Press (AP)

February 10, 2017
Commentary: Toomey needs to protect youths aging out of foster care

Susan Vivian Mangold, Jennifer Pokempner, philly.com

February 08, 2017
Incarceration in youth linked to diminished health later in life

Anne Hoffman, WHYY NewsWorks

February 07, 2017
Lawsuit shines light on impact of solitary confinement on youth mental health

Vidushi Saxena, The Badger Herald

February 01, 2017
States raising age for adult prosecution back to 18

Lorelai Laird, ABA Journal

January 29, 2017
(Video) Lawsuit filed against Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake

TMJ4, 414Ward

January 26, 2017
Teens sue Wisconsin over nightmare conditions in juvenile jails

Alice Miranda Ollstein, Think Progress

January 25, 2017
ACLU of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center Sue Over Alleged Inhumane Treatment in Juvenile Detention Centers

Emma Sarran Webster, Teen Vogue

January 25, 2017
Wisconsin one of few states to allow solitary stays for youths of more than 10 days

Molly Beck, Madison.com

January 25, 2017
I was a child. My prison guards treated me like a dog in solitary confinement

JJ, youth at Lincoln Hills School for Boys, The Guardian

January 24, 2017
Lawsuit alleges horrific conditions at Lincoln Hills

John Diedrich and Patrick Marley, Journal Sentinel

January 24, 2017
Inmates sue over conditions at youth prison

Todd Richmond, Wisconsin Law Journal (AP)

January 24, 2017
Wisconsin sued as teens claim unlawful conditions in youth facilities

Timothy Mclaughlin, Superior Telegram (Reuters)

January 24, 2017
Wisconsin Juvenile Justice’s Use of Solitary, Pepper Spray Violates Constitution, Lawsuit Says

John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change

January 24, 2017
Wisconsin Juvenile Facilities Sued by Juvenile Law Center, State ACLU Over Solitary Confinement

John Holland, JJIE

January 24, 2017
ACLU of Wisconsin Files Lawsuit to Stop Alleged Abuse at Juvenile Correctional Facilities

LaToya Dennis, WUWM (NPR Milwaukee)

January 23, 2017
Wisconsin sued as teens claim unlawful conditions in youth facilities

Timothy Mclaughlin, Reuters

January 23, 2017
Teen Lincoln Hills inmates allege excessive pepper spraying

Patrick Marley, Journal Sentinel

January 09, 2017
Vital Juvenile Justice Initiatives at Risk in First 100 Days

Molly McCluskey, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

January 06, 2017
'There was no intent to murder. There was no violence.' But he's been locked up 32 years.

Samantha Melamed, philly.com

January 04, 2017
Inmates sue over conditions at Wisconsin youth prison

Todd Richmond, TMJ4 (NBC Milwaukee)

January 02, 2017
New state attorney faces expectations, potential pitfalls as she takes office

Larry Hannan, jacksonville.com

January 01, 2017
New Missouri law takes kids from the playground to prison

Paul Samakow, Communities Digital News

December 24, 2016
The Long-Term Costs of Fining Juvenile Offenders

Eric Markowitz, The New Yorker

December 23, 2016
The New Federal Every Student Succeeds Act: Protecting Vulnerable Children, Minimizing Educational Disruption and Promoting School Stability

Marsha Levick and Natane Eaddy, Huffington Post Blog

December 20, 2016
Juvenile lifer asks Pennsylvania high court to take case

Paula Reed Ward, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 20, 2016
Extraordinary jurisdiction could free juvenile lifer in Pittsburgh

Jackie Cain, WTAE (Pittsburgh)

December 20, 2016
Man convicted as teen requests no mandatory life on parole

Mark Scolforo, AP

December 08, 2016
State supreme court hears arguments on juvenile lifer case

Karen Langley, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 07, 2016
State Supreme Court again considers appeal of an Easton juvenile killer

Steve Esack, The Morning Call

December 07, 2016
Pa. high court grapples with life term for juveniles

WITF via The AP

December 07, 2016
Pennsylvania highest court grapples with life terms for kids

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press

November 29, 2016
Juvenile Justice Reform Through Young Eyes

Jeff Tyson & Lucy Nalpathanchil, Where We Live - WNPR

November 21, 2016
Philly locks up kids for truancy, fighting - then goes after parents for child support

Samantha Melamed, philly.com

November 21, 2016
Why Age Matters for Juvenile Lifers (video)

Tracy Davidson, NBC10 @ Issue

November 19, 2016
Ruling gives juvenile offenders new hope

Renatta Signorini, triblive.com

November 17, 2016
What’s next for foster youth in Philly?

Donte Kirby, Generocity

November 15, 2016
Why Lawmakers Are Ending Court Fees For Kids

Myles Bess, Youth Radio

November 15, 2016
California counties stop charging fees for juvenile incarceration

Myles Bess, KWBU (Texas)

November 14, 2016
When a Sibling Goes to Prison

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, The Atlantic

November 07, 2016
How this advocate is helping older foster kids improve a system that failed them

Tony Abraham, Generocity

November 02, 2016
Juvenile Life Sentences Continue to Divide Justices

Jessica DaSilva, Bloomberg BNA

November 02, 2016
Who decides how minors are tried? Prop. 57 would change the answer

Minerva Canto, Bakersfield Californian

October 22, 2016
No Second Chance: Why juvenile offenders stay locked away

Tessa Duvall, The Florida Times-Union

October 22, 2016
Juvenile offenders in legal limbo despite Supreme Court ruling

Cara Lombardo, Journal Sentinel

October 19, 2016
The United States' War on Youth: From Schools to Debtors' Prisons

Henry A. Giroux, truthout.org

October 13, 2016
Examining juvenile incarceration, racial disparities in Pa., N.J.

David Heller, WHYY Newsworks

October 05, 2016
A boy shot his abusive, neo-Nazi dad. The Supreme Court just let his murder conviction stand.

Kristine Guerra, The Washington Post

October 04, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court will not review teen's conviction in neo-Nazi dad's murder

Gail Wesson, The Press-Enterprise

October 02, 2016
Coming Up Empty on the Other End of the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Overage, Under-credited, Unwanted

Carolyn Phenicie, the74million.org

September 29, 2016
Stop throwing kids into debtors' prison

Jessica Feierman and Alex R. Piquero, dallasnews.com

September 28, 2016
How Fees and Fines Hurt Our Children

Alicia Silverstone, Huffington Post Blog

September 22, 2016
Experts: Youths charged with crimes should be strip-searched only when there's 'reasonable' suspicion

Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

September 20, 2016
THOUSANDS OF GIRLS ARE LOCKED UP FOR TALKING BACK OR STAYING OUT LATE

Hannah Levintova, Mother Jones

September 19, 2016
How 10-year-old Riverside killer inspired rights legislation

Jeremy Loudenback, Chronicle of Social Change

September 14, 2016
Report: AZ Juvenile Judges Can Base Fees on Family Income

Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - AZ

September 13, 2016
Court Fines Out of Reach for Indiana’s Young People

Veronica Carter, Indiana News Service

September 12, 2016
Jacksonville teenager to participate in congressional briefing on juvenile justice reform

Tessa Duvall, jacksonville.com

September 12, 2016
Report Recommends Eliminating Court Fees For Juveniles

94.9 WJSM (Michigan)

September 12, 2016
Justice by Income: Ohio Youth Facing Debtors' Prison

Mary Kuhlman/Scott Herron, Public News Service - OH

September 10, 2016
Juvenile Justice System: Debtor’s Prison For Kids?

Laura Keeling, American NewsX

September 06, 2016
Study: 'Glaring Inequality' in Juvenile-Justice System Fines and Fees

Arielle Dreher, Jackson Free Press

September 06, 2016
Report Finds US Engaging In Debtor’s Prison For Kids (video)

Rising Up with Sonali

September 05, 2016
The Injustice of Making Kids Pay

The Editorial Board, The New York Times

September 05, 2016
How the criminal justice system often fails poor children

The Editorial Board, Bangor Daily News

September 02, 2016
Court fines and fees trap juvenile defendants in cycle of debt, new study finds

Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal

September 02, 2016
Poor Children Are Being Put in ‘Debtor’s Prison for Kids’

Nika Knight, www.truthdig.com

September 01, 2016
Court Costs Can Push Kids Deeper Into Justice System, Report Says

Sarah Barr, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

September 01, 2016
Court Costs Can Push Kids Deeper Into Justice System, Report Says

Sarah Barr, Youth Today

September 01, 2016
Report Examines High Costs of Juvenile Court Fees

Jeremy Loudenback, The Chronicle of Social Change

September 01, 2016
Oregon Leads the Nation in Charging Court Fees to Children

Beth Slovic, Willamette Week

September 01, 2016
Mom Can't Afford to Pay the Fine? Truants Go to Jail in US

teleSUR

August 31, 2016
Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite, Poor Juvenile Offenders

Erik Eckholm, New York Times

August 31, 2016
Fines keep some kids in virtual debtor's prison, Juvenile Law Center finds

Dave Heller, WHYY NewsWorks

August 31, 2016
Debtors' prisons are for kids, too, including in Arkansas

Max Brantley, Arkansas Times

August 31, 2016
‘Blood from a Stone’: Juvenile Justice Fees Cripple the Poor

The Crime Report

August 26, 2016
‘I shot dad’: The tragic case of a child who killed his abusive, neo-Nazi father

Kristine Guerra, The Washington Post

August 26, 2016
Dassey ruling has national implications

Andy Thompson, Post-Crescent

August 19, 2016
Making 'Montgomery' Meaningful for Juvenile Lifers

Lauren Fine and Joanna Visser Adjoian, for The Legal Intelligencer

August 18, 2016
Longer Window for Disability Application Aims to Help Foster Youth

Sarah Barr, Youth Today

August 15, 2016
Kids in solitary in Philly jails: 'It was the worst time of my life'

Samantha Melamed, The Inquirer

July 28, 2016
Seeking ‘Justice’ for End to Solitary Confinement

Ayah Alkhars, The Temple News

July 27, 2016
Kate Burdick Spoke About Her Support for Hilary Clinton and Her Work on Juvenile Justice Reform

C-Span

July 27, 2016
Select Remarks from Tuesday Night's Program at the Democratic National Convention

PR Newswire

July 27, 2016
Youth Advocacy and Juvenile Justice

C-Span

July 27, 2016
Democrats Launch Operation to Humanize Hillary Clinton

Alex Altman, Time Inc.

July 27, 2016
Boy convicted of killing abusive dad while he slept has new hope

Michael Doyle, McClatchyDC

July 26, 2016
Bringing Change: Juveniles and Solitary Confinement

Togethertoendsolitary.org

July 26, 2016
All Kids Deserve a Second Chance

Jay Blitzman, CommonWealth Magazine

July 25, 2016
Philadelphia's Grassroots Activists Take the DNC Stage

Alexis Sachdev, Metro

July 22, 2016
DNC Spotlight Will Shine on Speakers with Local Ties

Kimberly C. Roberts, The Philadelphia Tribune

July 21, 2016
A View from Solitary During the DNC

Public News Service

July 21, 2016
Starting Today, You Can Walk into a Solitary Confinement Cell at the Free Library

Cassie Owens, Billy Penn

July 20, 2016
Philadelphia Speakers Added to DNC List

Vernon Odum, ABC 6 News

July 20, 2016
The 14 Year-Old Who Grew Up in Prison

Marc Bookman, The Vice

July 19, 2016
Meet the Philly Locals Speaking at the DNC

Julia Terruso, The Philadelphia Inquirer

July 19, 2016
Advocates Fight to Erase Shadow of Juvenile Court Records

Jan Ransom, Boston Globe

June 20, 2016
A Voice of Reform for Juvenile Justice

Max Mitchell, The Legal Intelligencer

June 16, 2016
The Changes ESSA Makes for Educating Children in the Juvenile-Justice System

Andrew Ujifusa, EdWeek.org

June 15, 2016
Family First Update: Home Recruitment Added; Hints at Cost; Many Supporters Stay on Board

John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change

June 15, 2016
Kids and Justice: The Legal Battles Ahead

Isidoro Rodriguez, The Crime Report

June 10, 2016
As LA County ends solitary confinement for minors, artists step in to reimagine the SHU

Priska Neely, 89.3 KPCC

June 07, 2016
Supreme Court Ruling May Give Juvenile Lifers In Philadelphia A Second Chance

Cherri Gregg, CBS Philly

June 05, 2016
The end of life without parole for juveniles in Philadelphia?

Samantha Melamed, Philly.com

June 01, 2016
Police routinely read juveniles their Miranda rights, but do kids really understand them?

Lorelei Laird, ABA Journal

May 24, 2016
GAO Calls for Reducing Barriers to College for Foster and Homeless Youth

Sarah Barr, Youth Today

May 20, 2016
Massachusetts should clear juvenile records

Naoka Carey, Ben Forman, Geoff Foster, Common Wealth Magazine

May 07, 2016
Foster Youth Advocate to Change the System that Raised Them

Abigail Wilson, The Chronicle of Social Change

April 28, 2016
Report: Laws holding back juveniles with criminal records

Associated Press

April 24, 2016
High Court to Eye Need for Juvenile Sentencing Safeguards

Ben Seal, The Legal Intelligencer

April 12, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Philly as a case study in justice reform, the battle against youth prisons, what comes after a federal education law is passed, and more news in this week's newswire.

April 10, 2016
The unconstitutional outrage of juvenile life sentences: Why Philadelphia will be a case study for this criminal-justice reform

Daniel Denvir, Salon

April 07, 2016
Will ESSA Raise College Access, Track Graduation Rates for Foster Youth?

Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Youth Today

April 05, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Juvenile Law Center has released an informative infographic explaining juvenile records, Ohio has banned the use of shackling in courts on juveniles, and efforts to reduce youth homelessness in this week's Weekly Newswire. 

March 29, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Across the nation discussions regarding juvenile justice reform are taking place. Learn more about these efforts, programs aimed at breaking the "cycle of incarceration", and more in this weeks Weekly Newswire. 

March 28, 2016
After 43 years for a purse-snatching gone wrong, a juvenile lifer's chance at freedom

Samantha Melamed, Philly.com

March 27, 2016
Should juvenile justice system be more forgiving?

Matthew Albright, The News Journal

March 25, 2016
People in the News—March 25, 2016—Philadelphia Award

The Legal Intelligencer

March 23, 2016
Second Chances: The release of a high-profile minor's court record casts a shadow over the juvenile system

Stephen Dark, Salt Lake City Weekly

March 22, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Programs to end youth homelessness, an overhaul of Kansas's juvenile justice system, and more in this week's Weekly Newswire. 

March 22, 2016
Group Seeks Changes in Delaware Juvenile Justice System

Matt Bittle, Delaware State News 

March 22, 2016
Juvenile Justice System Needs Improvements

Matthew Albright, The News Journal 

March 21, 2016
Deadline Approaching For Juvenile Inmates To Renegotiate Life Sentences

Cherri Gregg, CBS Philly

March 19, 2016
More Sophisticated Transition Planning Needed for Foster Youth with Complex Needs

Journalism for Social Change, The Chronicle of Social Change 

March 15, 2016
Weekly Newswire

This week Juvenile Law Center co-founder Marsha Levick was awarded the Philadelphia Award, advocates in Virginia made headway in extending foster care, and juvenile justice reform policies continued to gain momentum across the nation. Learn more in our Weekly Newswire. 

March 14, 2016
The List: When juveniles are found guilty of sexual misconduct, the sex-offender registry can be a life sentence.

Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker

March 12, 2016
Pennsylvania Works to Provide ‘Normalcy’ for Foster Youth

The Chronicle of Social Change

March 11, 2016
Juvenile lifers will get new sentences, but what law applies?

Samantha Melamed, The Inquirer

March 10, 2016
Marsha Levick, advocate for children, wins Philadelphia Award

Samantha Melamed, philly.com

March 04, 2016
Juvenile Law Center and 50+ Organizations Call for “Robust and Meaningful” Federal Oversight of ESSA Implementation
March 01, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Juvenile Law Center has released a report discussing the collateral damage caused by the proliferation of juvenile records. Learn more about the report and how the national shift in juvenile justice reform is influencing state legislation across the country, in this week's weekly newswire. 

February 23, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Solitary confinement reform, pilot programs to help foster care youth succeed, and reports regarding various state's juvenile justice systems are discussed in this weeks Weekly Newswire. 


February 22, 2016
Federal Education Law Delivers Vital Protections for Foster Youth

Rachel Velcoff Hults and Kate Burdick, Youth Today

February 20, 2016
Controversial law charges people with murder for death at others' hand

Duaa Eldeib, The Chicago Tribune

February 17, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Keeping juvenile records confidential, JJDPA stalled in the Senate, why we must do better for kids, and more news in this week's newswire.


February 16, 2016
“Juvenile lifers” see cause for hope

WHYY RadioTimes with Marty Moss-Coane

February 11, 2016
Pa. courts scramble to catch up to juvenile-lifers decision

Samantha Melamed, Philly.com

February 11, 2016
Bill would keep Iowa juvenile records confidential

Erin Murphy, The Gazette

February 10, 2016
Violating children's rights destroys lives

Marsha Levick, LTE for St. Louis Post-Dispatch

February 09, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Across the nation state's are conducting surveys and implementing reforms to address the rising homeless youth population. Learn more about these reforms and other noteworthy news stories in this weeks Weekly Newswire! 

 


February 09, 2016
Ruling affects Pennsylvania lifers sentenced as juveniles

Pike County Courier (AP)

February 08, 2016
High Court Rules on Juveniles Convicted of Homicide in Montgomery v. Louisiana

Marsha Levick, National Institute for Trial Advocacy (blog)

February 03, 2016
Justices to Continue Shaping Eighth Amendment Case Law for Juveniles

Jessica DaSilva, Bloomberg BNA

January 30, 2016
Juvenile Lifers in Pennsylvania Get Second Chance

Ben Seal, The Legal Intelligencer

January 29, 2016
Impact of juveniles sent to prison for life getting sentences reviewed

Scott Lamar, WITF Smart Talk

January 27, 2016
How Marsha Levick changed the face of juvenile justice

Samantha Melamed, The Inquirer

January 27, 2016
SCOTUS Decision On Mandatory Life In Prison Could Affect Dozens Convicted In Allegheny County

Sarah Schneider, WESA 90.5

January 27, 2016
New Rules For Juveniles In the Criminal Justice System

 The Diane Rehm Show

January 27, 2016
Our Opinion: Juvenile Law Center continues, after ‘kids for cash’ scandal, to reshape legal system

Times Leader

January 27, 2016
High Court Teen Sentence Ruling Was Pushed By Philly Lawyer Levick

The Crime Report

January 26, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court: Juvenile killers deserve a second chance

Laura Olson, The Morning Call

January 26, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Juvenile Sentencing

"WWL First News" with Tommy Tucker, WWL FM105.3

January 26, 2016
Big Changes for Some Prisoners

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, Here and Now 

January 26, 2016
Weekly Newswire

On Monday, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Montgomery v. Louisiana that the 2012 decision in Miller, which banned life-sentencing without parole to juvenile offenders, applies retroactively. Learn more about this decision as well as President Obama's ban on solitary confinement for juveniles and other noteworthy news in this weeks Weekly Newswire! 

January 26, 2016
Justices extend bar on automatic life terms for teenagers

The Associated Press, The Sharon Herald

January 26, 2016
Supreme Court: Juveniles sentenced to life have option for new reviews

Robert Barnes, The Columbus Dispatch

January 26, 2016
Supreme Court Gives Hundreds of Philly Juvenile Lifers a Chance at Parole

Zoe Kirsch, Philadelphia Magazine

January 26, 2016
Justices: Decision ending mandatory life terms for juveniles is retroactive

Jeremy Roebuck and Samantha Melamed, Philly.com

January 26, 2016
Weekly Newswire

Proposals are underway in Connecticut to raise the age for juvenile offenders from 17 to 20 by July 2019. Learn more about these proposals and other noteworthy news in this week's Weekly Newswire! 

January 25, 2016
Supreme Court endorses reviews of mandatory life sentences for juveniles

Ariane de Vogue, CNN

January 25, 2016
Supreme Court: Life sentences on juveniles open for later reviews

Robert Barnes, The Washington Post

January 25, 2016
Supreme Court Ruling A Victory For Philadelphia Law Center

Pat Loeb, CBS Philly

January 25, 2016
Ruling affects Pennsylvania lifers sentenced as juveniles

The Associated Press

January 25, 2016
Supreme Court's ruling on juveniles' life sentences could impact hundreds of Pa. cases

Hayden Mitman, Philly Voice

January 25, 2016
After Supreme Court ruling, 'juvenile lifers' now have chance for new hearings

Bobby Allyn, WHYY NewsWorks

January 25, 2016
Anniversaries of Landmark Criminal Justice Cases in 2016

Susan Mangold, The Legal Intelligencer

January 25, 2016
Court Decision Brings Hope, Uncertainty for Juveniles Sentenced to Life

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

January 23, 2016
Adult or juvenile court for teen shooter?

Gordon Rago, York Daily Record

January 19, 2016
Weekly Newswire

A new bill in Florida will help streamline the process of expunging criminal records for juveniles. Learn about this and more noteworthy news in this week’s Weekly Newswire!

January 08, 2016
'Making a Murderer,' and the Huge Problem of False Youth Confessions

Molly Knefel, The Rolling Stone

January 08, 2016
Can you spank kids and be foster parent? Mass. high court says no.

Cathaleen Chen, The Christian Science Monitor

January 04, 2016
Weekly Newswire

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced a plan to pardon thousands of individuals who were convicted of nonviolent crimes as juveniles. Learn more about this plan as well as other noteworthy news in our Weekly Newswire!  

 

December 28, 2015
Two Bills Aim To Improve Lives Of PA's Foster Children

Erika Beras, WESA 90.5

December 21, 2015
Weekly Newswire

The new Every Student Succeeds Act will help children in care stay in their original schools. Learn more about ESSA and other noteworthy news in this weeks Newswire. 

 

 

December 17, 2015
Ensuring Educational Stability for Foster Kids

Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic

December 14, 2015
Weekly Newswire

This week President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Learn more about ESSA and other noteworthy news in this weeks Weekly Newswire!

December 02, 2015
Weekly Newswire

In California three reforms promote record sealing for juveniles and successful re-entry programs for incarcerated youth. Learn more about these reforms and more in this weeks newswire!

November 30, 2015
3 California Reforms Support Youth Record Sealing, Re-Entry

Erica Webster, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

November 30, 2015
Should Kids Be Allowed to Waive Their Right to Remain Silent?

Warren Olney, Which Way, L.A.? - KCRW

November 23, 2015
What's on our radar this week

An overall drop in homelessness in America, extension of foster care rights to youth in Ohio, and more this week in the Weekly Newswire!

November 20, 2015
Filed Under: DC She Was A Foster Kid. Now She's A D.C. Judge Overseeing The Foster System

Martin Austermuhle, WAMU 88.5

November 17, 2015
What's on our radar this week

Decreasing juvenile incarceration rates, Maine bans shackling of youth in court, higher education for homeless and foster youth and more in this week's newswire.

November 17, 2015
Sexting entices Teens: Pranks can lead to lifelong scars, parents must step in

Dave Taylor, Lifezette

November 15, 2015
Alabama Baby's Death Raises Questions About Child's Criminal Responsibility

Amanda Holpuch, The Guardian

November 13, 2015
In Teen Sexting Cases, Law and Digital Reality Clash

The Associated Press, Voice of America

November 13, 2015
Legal Experts Say Governor's Proposed Juvenile Reforms Raise Constitutional Issues

Michelle Tuccitto Sullo, The Connecticut Law Tribune

November 12, 2015
Mom denies she partied while 8-year-old killed toddler

New York Post

November 12, 2015
Mom of Alabama Girl Killed by Boy, 8, Denies Kids Were Home Alone

The Associated Press, NBC News

November 11, 2015
Mom of Slain Alabama Infant Disputes Allegations

Phillip Lucas, Associated Press

ABC News

November 09, 2015
What's on our radar this week

The Justice Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will launch a new $1.7 million program to help juvenile offenders reintegrate back into their communities. Learn more about this and other noteworthy news in our weekly newswire!

November 09, 2015
The truth about sexting laws

Danny Cevallos, CNN

November 06, 2015
LGBTQ Youth in the Child Welfare System

How the child welfare system works (and doesn't) for LGBTQ youth.

November 04, 2015
Police: More charges possible in Chesco school sexting

Michaelle Bond and Ben Finley, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 30, 2015
LTE: Juvenile Records

Riya Shah, New York Times

October 29, 2015
Youth Fostering Change Alums Attend Foster Youth in Action Conference in D.C.

Earlier this month, advocates Tevin and Jasmine joined fellow foster youth advocates from eighteen states at the Leaders for Change conference in Washington, D.C. 

October 28, 2015
Spirited Liu dissent raises eyebrows

Kevin Lee, Los Angeles Daily Journal

October 27, 2015
School resource officer under investigation after throwing student to floor

Robin Young interviews Marsha Levick, Here & Now

October 25, 2015
Troubled kids, powerful drugs: Pennsylvania juvenile offenders given psychiatric drugs at high rates

Halle Stockton, Public Source

October 24, 2015
Improving FAFSA for Foster Youth Applying to College

Last week, Juvenile Law Center, the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education, and 16 other national and state advocacy organizations submitted comments to improve FAFSA for current and former foster youth. Currently, less than 10%...

October 21, 2015
Juvenile Law Center Testifying at Nebraska Legislature Hearing on Normalcy

Tomorrow, October 22, supervising attorney Jennifer Pokempner will give testimony before the Nebraska state legislature at a public hearing on implementing the new federal law aimed at promoting normalcy for foster youth.

October 19, 2015
What's on our radar this week

Information about the oral arguments heard in the Supreme Court case of Montgomery v. Louisiana, details on new CA laws for foster care youth and more in this week's newswire!

October 16, 2015
Juveniles Serving Life Sentences: Henry Montgomery Case Asks Can The US Supreme Court Retroactively Apply Decisions?

Adam Lidgett, International Business Times

October 15, 2015
Bob Schwartz '71 Honored For Career Championing Children's Rights

Haverford College News

October 15, 2015
A Punishment Reserved for Black Children: Supreme Court Weighs in on Mandatory Life Without Parole

David Love, Atlanta Blackstar

October 14, 2015
Supreme Court may change how Michigan handles criminals

David Savage, Detroit Free Press

October 14, 2015
SCOTUS To Reconsider Life Sentences For Juvenile Offenders

Meg O'Connor, Opposing Views

October 13, 2015
After 52 years in prison, SCOTUS may help set Henry Montgomery free

Naureen Khan, Al Jazeera America

October 13, 2015
Supreme Court asked to help inmates serving life for crimes committed as youths

David Savage, Los Angeles Times

October 13, 2015
Will Supreme Court Allow Juvenile Life Sentence Ruling To Be Retroactive?

Nina Totenberg, NPR

October 13, 2015
Supreme Court asked to help inmates serving life for crimes committed as youths

David Savage, The Spokesman-Review

October 13, 2015
Supreme Court To Consider Resentencing For Juvenile Lifers

Nina Totenberg, NPR

October 13, 2015
Man Jailed 50 Years for Murder Is at Center of Supreme Court Hearing on Youth Life Sentences

Katy Reckdahl, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

October 13, 2015
Supreme Court hears case that could mean parole for juvenile offenders serving life sentences

Casey Tolan, Fusion

October 13, 2015
Supreme Court to hear life sentence arguments for juveniles (video)

Jonathan Marin, Al Jazeera America

October 12, 2015
For hundreds of inmates who killed in their youth, chance for parole hinges on high court ruling

Bobby Allyn, WHYY NewsWorks

October 11, 2015
Supreme Court considers reprieve for kids who kill

Richard Wolf, USA Today

Louisiana man, imprisoned for 50 years for killing a deputy, is at center of Supreme Court hearing on youth sentencing

Katy Reckdahl, The Lens

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