Juvenile Law Center

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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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
At 40, Juvenile Law Center's biggest case yet: Seeking second chance for juvenile lifers

Samantha Melamed, The Inquirer

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
Supreme Court weighs giving juvenile offenders shot at parole

Laura Olson, The Morning Call

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

Nina Totenberg, NPR

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
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 asked to help inmates serving life for crimes committed as youths

David Savage, The Spokesman-Review

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

October 07, 2015
What's on our radar this week

Health care coverage for all former foster youth, suspended for a staring contest, and why are girls being criminalized? in this week's newswire.

September 30, 2015
What's on our radar this week

The high costs of juvenile sex offender registration and public notification, extending foster care to age 21 in Ohio, limiting juvenile strip searches in California, and more in this week's newswire.

September 30, 2015
Live from JDAI: Day Two of Juvenile Justice Conference Week

John Kelly, Chronicle of Social Change

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

Girls in in the juvenile justice system, youth aging out of care and going to college, and why are there so many police in public schools?

September 23, 2015
Philly Tops All Cities in Sending Juveniles to Prison For Life

Holly Otterbein, Philadelphia Magazine

September 22, 2015
Second Chances: Why Massachusetts Needs to Clear Kids’ Records

Jean Trounstine, Boston Magazine

September 18, 2015
Elkhart 4 attorneys react to Indiana Supreme Court ruling

Alexis Gray, Fox 28

September 16, 2015
Weekly Newswire

Immigrant youth in the justice system, applying what we know about brain development in the justice systems, Michigan's efforts to promote normalcy for foster youth, and more in this week's newswire.

September 13, 2015
Can Kent County's youngest murderer be rehabilitated?

Barton Deiters, MLive.com

September 10, 2015
Rupturing the School to Prison Pipeline

Riya Shah, WFYI No Limits

September 10, 2015
New ‘Ban the Box’ Bill Would Improve Access to Federal Jobs for Youth With Records

Sarah Barr, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

September 09, 2015
Weekly Newswire

The importance of education data, mental health and justice-involved youth, juvenile life without parole, and more.

September 09, 2015
Teens Who Take Nude Photos Of Themselves Can Still Be Treated As Sex Offenders

Dana Liebelson, The Huffington Post

September 04, 2015
Influential law representing children approaches milestone anniversary

Dave Heller, NewsWorks Tonight

September 01, 2015
Stop using solitary confinement to punish juveniles, say advocates

Charlene Muhammad, The Final Call

August 26, 2015
Weekly Newswire

American Indian youth in foster care, new state laws to divert nonviolent youth from the justice systems, closing the healthcare coverage gap for former foster youth, and more news from the past week.

August 19, 2015
Weekly Newswire

Solitary confinement, stability for older youth in foster care, how girls are criminalized, trauma and brain development, and more news from the past week.

August 18, 2015
Juvenile justice reform in the wake of “Kids for Cash”

Marty Moss-Coane, WHYY Radio Times

August 12, 2015
Weekly Newswire

Slender man, permanency and aging out of foster care, banning solitary confinement, and more weekly news.

August 12, 2015
Pennsylvania Seeks to Close Books on "Kids for Cash" Scandal

Jon Schuppe, NBC News

August 10, 2015
The Crimes of Children

Dylan Walsh, The Atlantic

August 09, 2015
Pivotal decision due Monday in Slender Man stabbing case

Bruce Vielmetti, Journal Sentinel

August 06, 2015
Juvenile Law Center Looks Back on 40 Years of Achievement

Margie Fishman, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

July 15, 2015
Juvenile Law Center Announces New Executive Director

Ben Seal, The Legal Intelligencer

July 10, 2015
Michigan Judge Releases Kids She Jailed For Refusing to Visit Father

Diane Herbst, People Magazine

July 07, 2015
Juvenile Law Center Names Child Welfare Expert Susan Mangold to Succeed Schwartz

John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change

June 29, 2015
Juvenile Records Often Have Lifelong Consequences: Experts Say

Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

June 22, 2015
Arkansas Supreme Court Rules Miller v. Alabama Is Retroactive

Stell Simonton, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

June 12, 2015
State Supreme Court Ruling Seals Juvenile Records

Eric Scigliano, Crosscut.com

June 03, 2015
When Black Students Are Arrested For Throwing Skittles, The Punishment Rarely Fits The Crime

Katherine Speller, MTV.com

May 27, 2015
Project U-Turn Should Be Bolstered

LTE, Kate Burdick & Deborah Gordon Klehr, Philly.com

May 22, 2015
Allow young offenders a clean slate

Editorial Board, Boston Globe

April 23, 2015
Penn Law professor tackles juvenile murder verdict

Jonathan Weyand, The Daily Pennsylvanian

April 22, 2015
States Are Required to Educate Students Behind Bars. Here’s What Really Happens.

Molly Knefel, The Nation Magazine

April 16, 2015
Two lawyers work to get juvenile offenders back in school

Jason Laughlin, Philly.com

April 05, 2015
Supreme Court to Weigh Retroactivity of Mandatory JLWOP

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

April 05, 2015
The Next Page: Dreaming of freedom

Gary Gately, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 28, 2015
Children in adult jails

The Economist

March 25, 2015
Fight for juvenile right to humane treatment

Jonathan Lai, The Inquirer

March 23, 2015
Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Miller Retroactivity Issue

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 20, 2015
Advocates Laud Florida Supreme Court Decisions

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 20, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Go further to aid juvenile offenders

Riya Shah, Palm Beach Post

March 16, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Clean slate needed to get teens hired

Riya Shah, Philly.com

March 13, 2015
High Court Asked to Weigh Miller Retroactivity

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 11, 2015
New Guidelines Aim to Strengthen Defense in Juvenile Life Cases

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 05, 2015
Will judge toss conviction of boy found guilty of murder at age 11?

Stephanie Slifer, CBS News

February 27, 2015
Letter to the Editor: Second Chances

Riya Shah, Miami Herald

February 24, 2015
Kentucky Supreme Court Reviewing Teen Sex Offender Case

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

February 19, 2015
Prisoners Sentenced to Life as Kids Just Lost Their Best Chance for Freedom

Matt Stroud, Bloomberg Business

February 12, 2015
Federal Juvenile Justice Funding Declines Precipitously

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

February 10, 2015
ABA calls for end to life-without-parole sentences for kids

Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth

February 09, 2015
Teen sex a crime? Ky high court to hear case

Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal

January 15, 2015
Op-ed: ACHS East Campus showed racial inequalities

Press of Atlantic City

January 05, 2015
Court tules against Pa. list of juvenile sex offenders

Ben Finley, The Inquirer

January 01, 2015
Lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders ruled unconstitutional

Peter Hall, The Morning Call

December 21, 2014
Juvenile Justice — One Strike and You’re Out!

Riya Shah for Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

December 16, 2014
PA boy convicted of murder at age 11 may get new trial

Stephanie Slifer, CBS NEWS

December 09, 2014
Holder, Duncan outline educational rights for juvenile offenders

Moriah Balingit, Washington Post

November 24, 2014
Should states limit access to juvenile criminal records?

Holly Otterbein, WHYY Newsworks

November 20, 2014
For Juvenile Records, It’s "Justice by Geography"

Lauren Kirchner, Pacific Standard Magazine

November 18, 2014
South Carolina similar to other states in protection of juvenile records

Melissa Boughton, The Post and Courier

November 16, 2014
Second Chances for Teen Offenders

Editorial Board, New York Times

November 14, 2014
States Offer Varying Protection for Youth to Put Juvenile Records Behind Them

Julianne Hing, Color Lines

November 13, 2014
States Are Failing to Protect Juvenile Records, Study Shows

Lynne Anderson, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

November 13, 2014
Shackling juvenile offenders can do permanent damage to our kids

Patricia Puritz, Executive Director, National Juvenile Defender Center; Washington Post

October 24, 2014
Should a Child Offender Be Treated as an Adult?

Hanna Kozlowska, New York Times

October 22, 2014
A "Coloring Book" Standard for the Care of Children in Adult Jails?

Marsha Levick, Huffington Post Blog

October 22, 2014
Adult Murder Charge for 10-Year Old Boy Claimed to Defy Logic


October 22, 2014
Criminal Injustice

Robert G. Schwartz, The New Yorker

October 20, 2014
Expert: Adult murder charge for boy, 10, "defies all logic"

Stephanie Slifer, CBS News

October 18, 2014
10-Year-Old Murder Defendant Shows Failure of U.S. Juvenile Justice System

Christopher Moraff, The Daily Beast

October 16, 2014
Why Kids Sext An inquiry into one recent scandal reveals how kids think about sexting—and what parents and police should do about it.

Hanna Rosin, The Atlantic

September 23, 2014
As Another Young Boy Commits Suicide in an Adult Prison, We Must Rethink the Prosecution of Children as Adults

Marsha Levick, Huffington Post Blog

September 03, 2014
New divide opens in Ferguson over media checks into Mike Brown's past

Gloria Goodale, The Christian Science Monitor

September 02, 2014
Reflections on justice after Ferguson, MO

Marsha Levick & Mae C. Quinn, Huffington Post Blog

August 29, 2014
Dartmouth professors' murderer to get new sentence

Peter Schworm and John R. Ellement, Boston Globe

August 26, 2014
Supreme Court ruling puts juvenile appeals on hold

Christian Nolan, The Connecticut Law Tribune

July 06, 2014
A call to junk juvenile jails

Marsha Levick, The Philadelphia Inquirer

June 24, 2014
Between hope and despair, waiting for meaningful implementation of Miller v. Alabama

Marsha Levick, Jody Kent Lavy, and Ashley Nellis, The Huffington Post Blog

June 12, 2014
Rule on key juvenile issue

The Citizens' Voice

June 09, 2014
Juvenile lifers in Pa. lose appeal to high court

Associated Press

June 04, 2014
Wisconsin stabbing highlights juvenile crime laws

M.L. Johnson, Associated Press

May 21, 2014
Kids for cash: Corruption in juvenile justice

Candace Worthen, Al Día

May 19, 2014
The quiet(er) drama of juvenile court

Carolyn Davis, Philadelphia Inquirer

May 16, 2014
The City of Brotherly Love could also use some Sister's Keepers

Helen Ubinas, Philadelphia Daily News

May 12, 2014
Best to let a judge decide

Editorial, Pocono Record

May 06, 2014
Supreme Court weighing whether juvenile sex offenders should have to register with police for life

Matt Miller, Harrisburg Patriot-News

May 04, 2014
Juvenile sex-offender registries are challenged in Pennsylvania

The Associated Press

May 02, 2014
Judge resentences juvenile killer Qu'eed Batts to life without parole

Riley Yates, Allentown Morning Call

April 28, 2014
It's about education, stupid!

Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post Blog

April 14, 2014
Juvenile Law Center attorney wins child advocacy award from PBA

Jon Campisi, The Pennsylvania Record

April 12, 2014
High school stabbing suspect must be charged as adult

Donna Leinwand Leger, USA Today

April 11, 2014
What happens to Colorado's juvenile lifers?

Andrea Dukakis, Colorado Public Radio

April 10, 2014
Casey pushes legislation to reform juvenile justice

Michael Buffer, Hazleton Standard Speaker

April 07, 2014
Montco public defenders push expungement of juvenile records

Carolyn Davis, Philadelphia Inquirer

March 25, 2014
Teen's age at issue in Ohio school shooting appeal

John Seewer and Kantele Franko, Associated Press

March 18, 2014
The solitary confinement of children: Child abuse by any other name

Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post Blog

March 09, 2014
N.J. solitary confinement: Extreme cases of life 'in the box'

Gary Gately, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 07, 2014
No tolerance for zero tolerance

Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post Blog

March 03, 2014
What every parent needs to know about their kids & the law

Marsha Levick on "Katie" talk show

February 28, 2014
Every time foster kids move, they lose months of academic progress

Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic

February 28, 2014
Third Pennsylvania judge rules juvenile sex offender registration unconstitutional

Tara Murtha, RH Reality Check

February 20, 2014
'Kids for Cash' probes juvenile justice system

Dave Richards, Erie Times-News

February 16, 2014
Kids for Cash: Movie has officials reflecting on juvenile justice system

Kirstin Kennedy, Beaver County Times

February 10, 2014
Judge: 'Kids for Cash' case resulted in many changes

Michael R. Sisak, Scranton Times-Tribune

February 10, 2014
A plot with a scandal: A closer look at the 'Kids for Cash' documentary

Daryl Khan, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

February 07, 2014
Voices of the victims

Bob Kalinowski, The Citizens' Voice

February 07, 2014
They should wear red capes

Ronnie Polaneczky, Philadelphia Daily News

February 06, 2014
'Kids for Cash' offers new insights into judges' minds

Mary Therese Biebel, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

February 05, 2014
'Kids for Cash,' the film

Interview ft. Marsha Levick on WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

February 04, 2014
Family speaks out about juvenile sentencing

Fox News Philadelphia

February 04, 2014
Kids for Cash: Inside one of the nation's most shocking juvenile justice scandals

Democracy Now!

February 04, 2014
John Dixon's new YA novel "Phoenix Island" draws inspiration frmo the "Kids for Cash" scandal

Bill Chenevert, Philadelphia Weekly

February 04, 2014
The loved ones

Stuart Klawans, The Nation

February 02, 2014
Film explores 'Kids for Cash' scandal in Pa.

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press

January 23, 2014
'Kids for Cash' reflects issues around country, attorneys say

Joe Sylvester, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 19, 2014
Juveniles facing lifelong terms despite rulings

Erik Eckholm, The New York Times

January 19, 2014
Another setback to Pa. juvenile sex offender law

Cherri Gregg, KYW Newsradio

January 16, 2014
Opinion: Maximum security is no place for girls

Patricia Puritz and Robert Schwartz, The Connecticut Mirror

January 10, 2014
Pa. 'kids for cash' judge ruled liable for damages

Michael Rubinkam, The Associated Press

January 09, 2014
Obama administration discourages 'zero-tolerance' school discipline

Interview with Marsha Levick on NPR's Here & Now 

January 08, 2014
After 36 years in prison, this Philadelphian is using his second chance to help others stay out of trouble

Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY

December 10, 2013
N.J. to pay most of $400k settlement over solitary confinement of juveniles

Jeff Goldman, The Star-Ledger

December 05, 2013
'Kids for Cash' settlement deadline set

Jerry Lynott, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

December 02, 2013
Seeing the toll, schools revise zero tolerance

Lizette Alvarez, The New York Times

November 21, 2013
What happens when teen's punishment doesn't fit crime?

Jeff Cole, Fox 29 Philadelphia

November 18, 2013
No way to prepare for the emotion of 'Kids for Cash' documentary

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Scranton Times-Tribune

November 14, 2013
Documentary about juvenile justice scandal in Pa. to be screened in NYC

The Associated Press

November 12, 2013
York County judge rules mandatory lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders unconstitutional

Rick Lee, York Daily Record/Sunday News

November 10, 2013
Supreme Court ruling on teen lifers will be complicated

Editorial, Lancaster Online 

November 09, 2013
York County judge's ruling on juvenile sex offenders called a 'landmark decision'

Liz Evans Scolforo, York Dispatch

November 08, 2013
Absurd decision: Pennsylvania justices err on the side of cruelty

Editorial, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

November 07, 2013
Pa. law requiring lifetime registration for juvenile sex offenders is unconstitutional, York County judge rules

Matt Miller, The Patriot-News

November 07, 2013
Momentum grows against zero tolerance discipline and high-stakes testing

Op-ed by Judith Browne Dianis, Rhonda Brownstein, Jessica Feierman, and Monty Neill, Education Week "Living in Dialogue" blog



November 02, 2013
Appeal likely in juvenile lifer ruling

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Scranton Times-Tribune

November 02, 2013
Making the case for lawyers for all juvenile defendants

Letter to the Editor by Marsha Levick, Denver Post

October 31, 2013
Pa. ruling: Juvenile life term ban not retroactive

Associated Press

October 22, 2013
El drama de los menores juzgados como adultos en EE.UU.

Beatriz Diez, BBC Mundo

October 17, 2013
$2.5M settlement reached in ‘Kids for Cash’

Mark Guydish, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

October 14, 2013
Advocates urge juvenile justice improvements

Bill Retew Jr., 21st Century Media

October 11, 2013
Health, education resources key in juvenile justice

Kyle Carrozza, Times of Chester County

October 08, 2013
Getting homeless and foster youth into college

Daniel Heimpel, The Chronicle of Social Change

October 07, 2013
Federal youth case on trial: Prosecution of 10-year-old on sex charges stokes debate over juvenile justice

Zusha Elinson, The Wall Street Journal

October 04, 2013
The Elkhart Four and the unjust application of the felony murder rule on teens

Emily Keller and Steve Drizin, The Huffington Post 

October 03, 2013
3 lifers win ruling in juvenile sentencing case

Mark Scolforo, Associated Press

October 01, 2013
Inmates, victims' families watching for decision on applying mandatory juvenile life sentence ban

Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY Newsworks

September 25, 2013
Reducing over-incarceration isn't just a grown-up problem

Steven Drizin and Marsha Levick, The Huffington Post

September 23, 2013
Improving access to education for court-involved children

Katherine Burdick, The Legal Intelligencer

September 21, 2013
Juvenile offenders 14 and over must register

Chris Parker, Times News

September 17, 2013
Gun violence victim Shirkey Warthen honored with mural

Christina Paclolla, Metro Philadelphia

September 16, 2013
End mandatory life sentences

The New York Times Editorial Board

September 11, 2013
Campus crime log disclosed identities of minors

Will Marble, The Daily Pennsylvanian

August 26, 2013
After Supreme Court ruling, states act on juvenile sentences

Maggie Clark, Stateline

August 15, 2013
Case of New Mexico boy accused of fatally shooting dad set to begin amid national attention

Associated Press

August 12, 2013
California's youngest killer


August 02, 2013
For those in foster care, less pressure to leave nest

Beth Anne Heesen, Reading Eagle

July 16, 2013
Groups seek to end solitary confinement of juveniles in N.J.

Maddie Hanna, Philadelphia Inquirer

July 08, 2013
Law change forbids minors from being held in adult prison

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Hazleton Standard Speaker

July 01, 2013
Inaugural Arlen Specter Award goes to Marsha Levick

Zack Needles, The Legal Intelligencer

June 30, 2013
Killer youths, fighting for a second chance

James Halpin, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

June 25, 2013
Third Erie juvenile 'lifer' loses appeal

Ed Palattella, Erie Times-News

June 14, 2013
The pitfalls of putting minors on the sex offenders register

Lindsay Bever, The Guardian

June 06, 2013
Bethlehem homicide suspect is first juvenile charged in Northampton County under new guidelines

Tom Shortell, The Express-Times

June 05, 2013
2014 film focuses on county scandal

Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

June 03, 2013
Young adults in the foster care system

WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane

May 30, 2013
Castille wrong about cleaning up after 'Kids for Cash' scandal

Letter to the editor by Robert Schwartz

May 28, 2013
Arlen Specter Award Finalist Marsha Levick

Zack Needles, The Legal Intelligencer

May 24, 2013
Appeals court upholds Ciavarella's 28-year sentence

Michael Sisak, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

May 16, 2013
Letters: Solitary is too cruel for kids

Marsha Levick, Los Angeles Times

May 15, 2013
Kids-for-cash lawsuits combined into class-action case by federal judge

Scranton Times-Tribune

May 08, 2013
Jordan Brown could be retried

Patrick O'Shea, Allegheny Times

April 29, 2013
Is 100 years a life sentence? Opinions are divided

Adam Liptak, The New York Times

April 26, 2013
Kip Kinkel uses landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to challenge sentence

Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian

April 24, 2013
Law slow to respond to sexting tragedies

Emily Bazelon, Slate

April 22, 2013
Thousands of youths held in solitary confinement

Michael Brick, Associated Press

April 18, 2013
One year later, remembering a young Philadelphian shot for stepping up

Emma Jacobs, WHYY Newsworks

April 18, 2013
Criminalizing children at school

The New York Times Editorial Board

April 09, 2013
Top court issues final juvenile justice report

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

April 09, 2013
Iowa Supreme Court hears juvenile parole cases

David Pitt, Associated Press

April 07, 2013
Juvenile lifer Sharon Wiggins followed court cases in hopes of freedom

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 07, 2013
Inmate Jeffrey Cristina hopes juvenile lifer ruling will set him free

Paula Reed Ward, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

April 03, 2013
Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling brings hope to those convicted of murder as juveniles

Adam Brandolph, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review 

March 30, 2013
Young killers watch courts

Brett Hambright, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

March 29, 2013
Undue process: 'Kids for Cash' and 'The Injustice System'

Abbe Smith, The New York Times

March 27, 2013
Zachary Witman waits for state Supreme Court hearing about resentencing

Teresa Ann Boeckel, York Daily Record

March 26, 2013
Sharon Wiggins, 62, learned from bad choices

John Morrison, Philadelphia Daily News

March 26, 2013
Supreme Court: Juvenile killer to get new sentencing

Riley Yates, Allentown Morning Call

March 08, 2013
Ruling stirs debate on no-parole terms for juveniles convicted of murder

Jeff Eckhoff, Indianapolis Star

March 07, 2013
'Kids for cash' legal fees sought

Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

March 01, 2013
Better care for young offenders

Editorial, The New York Times

February 10, 2013
Teen lifers: New state law bans mandatory life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder

Rick Lee, York Daily Record

February 02, 2013
'Kids for cash' payments mailed

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 31, 2013
Obama Administration to name Bob Listenbee to lead juvenile justice agency

John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change

January 27, 2013
Governor Patrick seeks fewer life terms for youths

Noah Bierman, The Boston Globe

December 20, 2012
Beaver Falls police find teens, want to charge person who hid them

Taryn Luna, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

December 15, 2012
Cash for kids in 'kids for cash'

Steve Mocarsky, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

December 11, 2012
Juvie law alterations approved

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

November 25, 2012
Juvenile court as cash cow

David Marston, Philadelphia Inquirer

November 24, 2012
Juvenile injustice

Editorial, The New York Times

November 21, 2012
Juvenile life without parole: Massachusetts moves cautiously toward reform

Maggie Mulvihill, New England Center for Investigative Reporting

November 20, 2012
Particulars of Mericle settlement spelled out

Mark Guydish, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

November 06, 2012
Attorneys to share $4M in "kids-for-cash" settlement

Dave Janoski, Hazleton Standard Speaker

November 06, 2012
New initiative seeks to keep juveniles out of trouble by keeping them out of jail

Phillip Lucas, Philadelphia Daily News

November 04, 2012
Pennsylvania child abuse cases: Pattern of silence

Op-ed by William Ecenbarger, Patriot-News 

November 04, 2012
New law gives Lancaster County judges discretion in sentencing juvenile killers

Brett Hambright, Intelligencer Journal

October 30, 2012
Ind. boy in prison for helping kill friend's stepfather at age 12 wants case in juvenile court

Associated Press

October 29, 2012
Lawyer asks Indiana appeals court to kill plea that sent 12-year-old to prison for 25 years

Robert King, Indianapolis Star

October 23, 2012
Sexting bill victimizes Pennsylvania teens

Op-ed by Marsha Levick, Harrisburg Patriot-News

October 23, 2012
Sexting bill punishes, not protects, teens

Letter to the editor, Harrisburg Patriot-News

October 22, 2012
Life isn't right for juveniles

Editorial, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 22, 2012
Governor, have mercy: Give juvenile justice a chance in Pennsylvania

Matthew Fleischer, Take Part

October 21, 2012
Pennsylvania amends juvenile murder sentencing

Maggie Lee, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

October 19, 2012
On youth sexting, Pa. and other states act to prosecute, not persecute

Kathy Boccella, Philadelphia Inquirer

October 18, 2012
Pa. Senate OKs bill to punish kids for sexting

The Associated Press

October 18, 2012
Juvenile bill goes to governor

Robert Swift, Scranton Times-Tribune

October 11, 2012
Venango County youth can request transfer to juvenile court

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

October 07, 2012
People can change: Juveniles should not receive life sentences

Op-ed by Cindy Sanford, Harrisburg Patriot-News

September 25, 2012
For families of victims of juvenile murderers, ruling reopens 'traumatic wounds'

Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News

September 23, 2012
Other states watch how Pennsylvania handles life terms for juveniles

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 19, 2012
Pa. court: College can be told of juvenile record

Patrick Walters, Associated Press

September 18, 2012
Illinois Supreme Court ruling hailed as win for juveniles

Oliver Ortega, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

September 17, 2012
Juvenile offender's record could follow him to college

Emma Jacobs, WHYY Newsworks

September 17, 2012
Court orders university be notified of child porn charge against student

Christine Maddela and David Chang, NBC Philadelphia

September 13, 2012
Pa's high court grapples with federal decision on sentencing juveniles

Dana DiFilippo, Philadelphia Daily News

September 13, 2012
Mandatory life sentences challenged by juvenile offenders

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

September 13, 2012
Juvenile court records could soon follow kids to college

Laurie Mason Schroeder, Bucks County Courier Times

September 12, 2012
Fates of hundreds of young killers weighed by Pa. high court

Joseph Slobodzian, Philadelphia Inquirer

September 12, 2012
Pennsylvania high court to make key call on juvenile life sentences

Maggie Lee, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

September 12, 2012
Pa. high court revisits juvenile life sentences, some may get shorter sentences

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press

September 11, 2012
Ruling of a lifetime: Pa. woman, grown old in prison, could be set free

Dana DiFilippo, Philadelphia Daily News

September 06, 2012
Juvenile court records can follow kids to college

Peter Hall, Allentown Morning Call

September 04, 2012
State lawmakers tackle juvenile law overturn

Robert Swift, Scranton Times-Tribune

August 25, 2012
York County's 'juvenile lifers' all expecting court hearings

Rick Lee, York Daily Record

August 25, 2012
New fate for young killers?

Riley Yates, Allentown Morning Call

August 23, 2012
Deadline approaches for PA juveniles to appeal life sentences

Cherri Gregg, CBS News Philadelphia

August 21, 2012
Juvenile lifers have until Friday to appeal sentences

Dana DiFilippo, Philadelphia Daily News

August 17, 2012
Jailed young, inmates seek a new day in court

Elizabeth Fiedler, NPR's All Things Considered

August 15, 2012
Pennsylvania is battleground for implementing Supreme Court ruling on young lifers

Elizabeth Fiedler, WHYY Newsworks

August 13, 2012
Gateway to adult court for young defendants slowly closing

Maggie Lee, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

August 11, 2012
De facto life without parole

Editorial, The New York Times

August 10, 2012
Report: Progress on juvenile justice, problems remain

Maggie Clark, Stateline

August 08, 2012
Report finds states pulling back from tough laws of '80s, '90s

Natalie Krebs and Eric Ferkenhoff, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

August 08, 2012
Court to get pivotal cases on juveniles

Adam Brandolph, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

August 08, 2012
Addressing juvenile justice concerns in response to the Shelby County Investigation

Tracy Russo, Department of Justice's Justice Blog

August 07, 2012
Teen killer files appeal in 1976 case

Brett Hambright, Intelligencer Journal

August 05, 2012
What about juvenile lifers?

Matthew Mangino, The Vindicator

August 05, 2012
States dodge Supreme Court ruling against life sentences for minors

Matt Bewig, AllGov

July 27, 2012
14-year-old convicted of Easton murder should only face 40 years in prison, attorneys argue

Tom Shortell, The Express-Times

July 27, 2012
States reconsider juvenile life sentences

Maggie Clark, Stateline

July 26, 2012
New law revokes second chance for teens with sex offenses

Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia City Paper

July 26, 2012
In the wake of high court ruling, a reprieve for juvenile lifers?

Scott Michels, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

July 18, 2012
Frustrated by Supreme Court ruling, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad acts to keep teen killers behind bars

Isolde Raftery, NBC News

July 07, 2012
'Juvenile lifer' set to seek overturn

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

July 03, 2012
High court ruling could affect two local murder cases

Les Stewart, Lebanon Daily News

July 02, 2012
Philadelphia man, sentenced to life as teen, seeks release

The Associated Press

July 01, 2012
Supreme Court ruling means overhaul of juvenile cases

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

July 01, 2012
Father forced to relive son's brutal slaying in wake of Supreme Court ruling

Jane Musgrave, The Palm Beach Post

June 30, 2012
States left to deal with juvenile life-sentence ruling

Bobby Kerlik and Rich Cholodofsky, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

June 29, 2012
Even roofers' scandal didn't budge the judges

Chris Mondics, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 29, 2012
6 teen killers have appealed life terms

Brett Hambright, Lancaster Intelligencer Journal

June 27, 2012
Supreme Court's ruling on life terms for juveniles will help many in Pennsylvania

Karen Heller, Philadelphia Inquirer

June 26, 2012
Required life sentences for juveniles outlawed by Supreme Court

Moriah Balingit, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

June 26, 2012
High Court gives some jailed as teens hope of freedom

Andrew Stern, Reuters

June 26, 2012
Sentencing ruling reflects rethinking on juvenile justice

Ethan Bronner, The New York Times

June 25, 2012
Sentenced to life as a juvenile, he hopes ruling means freedom

Dana DiFilipo, Philadelphia Daily News

June 25, 2012
U.S. Supreme Court ruling likely affects Easton teen's life sentence for murder

Nicole Radzievich, Allentown Morning Call

June 25, 2012
Justices bar mandatory life terms for juveniles

Carrie Johnson, NPR's All Things Considered

June 15, 2012
YOUTHadelphia announces $85,000 in grants

The Philadelphia Foundation press release

June 04, 2012
Revised court rules protect juveniles

Ben Present, The Legal Intelligencer

June 01, 2012
One teen's fate: The math of a 100-year sentence

Teresa Chin, Youth Radio/Youth Media International

May 31, 2012
Foster children's school records would be more accessible to social workers under new bill

Kelli Kennedy, The Huffington Post

May 30, 2012
Child trauma in public sector focus of symposium

Hilary Hurd Anyaso, Northwestern University News Center

May 25, 2012
Facebook app puts public inside foster care system

Clay Duda, Youth Today

May 23, 2012
Juvenile shackling bill goes to governor

Robert Swift, Pottsville Republican

May 21, 2012
Proposal gives older foster kids better shot at positive outcome

Ron Williams, Scranton Times-Tribune

May 17, 2012
Justice Department releases final rule to prevent, detect and respond to prison rape

Press release from the Department of Justice

May 15, 2012
Juvenile offenders sentenced to life can face harsher treatment than adults: Report

Trymaine Lee, Huffington Post

May 09, 2012
Throwaway people: Will teens sent to die in prison get a second chance?

Liliana Segura, The Nation

May 03, 2012
Fostering independence through the Education Act

Op-ed by Erin Maloney, Chester County Daily Local News

April 26, 2012
Victims' rights op-ed panders to public fears

Letter to the editor by Robert Schwartz, Patriot-News

April 23, 2012
Road back to school is rocky for ex-offenders

Jaclyn Zubrzycki, Education Week

April 20, 2012
Cruel and unusual—a test case

George Will, The Washington Post

April 11, 2012
Kids-for-cash saga far from complete

Op-ed, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

April 09, 2012
Don't handcuff juvie court reform

Op-ed, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

April 09, 2012
Governor Corbett signs new laws in aftermath of kids-for-cash

Dave Bohman, WNEP

April 04, 2012
Juvenile counsel bill goes to governor

Robert Swift, Hazleton Standard-Speaker

April 04, 2012
Judge rules 14-year-old Brown must stay in detention

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 28, 2012
House, Senate approve juvenile justice bills

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

March 28, 2012
Hearing on Jordan Brown's release set for today

Eric Poole, Beaver County Times

March 20, 2012
Marsha Levick: Why juveniles deserve a second chance

Point/Counterpoint, Allentown Morning Call

March 20, 2012
US Supreme Court questions if juvenile killers should be given a second chance

John Kelly, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 19, 2012
US Supreme Court to hear key juvenile cases on Tuesday

John Kelly and Ryan Schill, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

March 19, 2012
Don't put juveniles in jail for life

Laurence Steinberg, Special to CNN

March 18, 2012
Juvenile justice legislation on tap for House, Senate

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

March 14, 2012
Juveniles don't deserve life sentences

Op-ed by Gail Garinger, The New York Times

March 09, 2012
Foster youth need help past 18

Op-ed by Mark Courtney, Patriot-News

March 03, 2012
After scandal, new rules for juveniles in Pa. courts

Joel Rose, NPR

February 29, 2012
Mericle lawsuits settlement gets preliminary approval

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

February 28, 2012
Corruption in the courts and abusive teen rehab centers

Janet Parker, OpEdNews.com

February 25, 2012
Newspapers won't appeal closing of boy's homicide trial

Staff, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

February 23, 2012
Foster care: Corbett's plan would be a win-win situation

Patriot-News Editorial Board

February 23, 2012
Superior court bans public from 14-year-old's murder trial

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

February 21, 2012
Fostering support

Editorial, York Dispatch

February 20, 2012
Foster care support could be extended in Pennsylvania

Rebekah Zook, Essential Public Radio

February 16, 2012
Advocates, experts blast welfare drug testing bill at hearing

Gloria Tatum, Atlanta Progressive News

February 16, 2012
Superior Court to hear arguments in Jordan Brown case

Sadie Gurman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

February 14, 2012
Governor seeking to benefit foster youth and taxpayers

Yvonne P. Mazzulo, Examiner.com

February 07, 2012
Juvenile Law Center and Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform announce inaugural Information Sharing Certificate Program

Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform website

January 19, 2012
Attorneys petition state court for Jordan Brown to be released

Eric Poole, Beaver County Times

January 19, 2012
Legal representation required in Pennsylvania juvenile courts, says state's high court

Ryan Schill, Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

January 19, 2012
Senate approves juvenile reform bill

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

January 15, 2012
Book 'Kids for Cash' focuses on children

Mark Guydish, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 13, 2012
Juvenile court rules approved

Staff, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

January 09, 2012
Paying a price, long after the crime

Op-ed, Alfred Blumstein and Kiminori Nakamura, The New York Times

January 07, 2012
Child-on-child sex abuse poses complex challenges

David Crary, The Associated Press

January 06, 2012
Attorneys want Powell, centers liable

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 06, 2012
Juvie operator fights deal

Terrie Morgan-Besecker, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader

January 05, 2012
Special judge finishes review of cases decided by "kids for cash" ex-judge

Mary Wilson, WITF

January 04, 2012
Children's issues: Task force should not become political

Patriot-News Editorial Board

December 11, 2011
An epidemic of expulsions

Susan Ferriss, iWatch News

December 07, 2011
Panel advances juvenile abuses bill

Robert Swift, Scranton Times-Tribune

December 05, 2011
Sending of sexual images by minors isn't as prevalent as expected, study finds

Anahad O'Connor, The New York Times

December 05, 2011
State house to close Pennsylvania Megan's Law loopholes

John L. Micek, The Morning Call

November 21, 2011
Judge to decide how teen is tried

Ben Finley, Bucks County Courier Times

November 20, 2011
Arrested development: Owen Welty was a 13-year-old when he entered Missouri's justice system

Isaac Wolf, Scripps Howard News Service

November 18, 2011
Legislation is overdue to protect children's rights

Marsha Levick, Harrisburg Patriot-News

November 14, 2011
The Protect Our Children Committee urges Gov. Corbett to create a Child Protection and Accountability Task Force

News release, The Protect Our Children Committee

November 10, 2011
Right issue in DA election

Editorial, Scranton Times-Tribune

November 07, 2011
Life sentences for juveniles will be subject to U.S. Supreme Court review

Greg Stohr, Bloomberg News Service

November 04, 2011
18-month sentence for Powell, kids-for-cash financier and star witness

Michael Sisak and Patrick Sweet, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

October 26, 2011
Lawyer added to defense of 14-year-old homicide suspect

Bill Vidonic, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

October 20, 2011
Senate approves juvenile bill

Robert Swift, Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

October 18, 2011
Legislators trying to rework laws to account for sexting

Joelle Farrell, Philadelphia Inquirer

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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