Juvenile Law Center

Publications

Child Welfare and Foster Care
Seventh Edition

Familiarizes professionals and lay readers with Pennsylvania’s child abuse and neglect laws and regulations; distinguishes between the Juvenile Act and the Child Protective Services Law.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Provides juvenile defense attorneys and advocates with information on the accessibility of juvenile records, the lasting consequences of having a juvenile record on file, and the standard process for petitioning the court for an expungement.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Reviews state statues to determine what safeguards exist to protect youth from this form of self-incrimination.

Child Welfare and Foster Care
Second Edition

Provides a comprehensive overview of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the ability of minors to consent to medical, mental health, and substance abuse testing and treatment.

Child Welfare and Foster Care

Guide to statutes, judicial decisions, and recommended practices in cases involving dependent children in Pennsylvania.

Child Welfare and Foster Care

Designed to aid the court in planning for youth who are aging out of the foster care system and must be equipped to handle the adult world without the support that families often provide.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Describes children’s access to counsel and the quality of representation they receive in Pennsylvania’s juvenile justice system; measures against requirements of IJA/ABA Juvenile Justice Standards.

Child Welfare and Foster Care
An Analysis of Children’s Right to Counsel in Dependency Hearings in Pennsylvania

Addresses why lawyers for children are critical and describes ways to improve the quality of legal counsel representing children.

Juvenile and Criminal Justice
A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum

Strategies for interviewing juvenile defendants, obtaining adequate mental health evaluations for accused youth, recognizing and treating children with special education needs, and evaluating youth competence.

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