Juvenile Law Center

2014 Spring Celebrations in New York and Philadelphia

Thank you to all who joined us and supported our 2014 Spring events in New York and Philadelphia!

Juvenile Law Center 2014 Spring Celebration in Philadelphia

When: Wednesday, June 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Kimmel Center Hamilton Garden, Philadelphia, PA  19102

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Featuring and Honoring

TOM PAXTON, Legendary songwriter, performer and Grammy Lifetime Achievement winner

Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music community since the early '60s Greenwich Village scene and continues to be a primary influence on today's "New Folk" performers. For over five decades Tom Paxton has been a voice for social justice. He has performed thousands of concerts around the world, from Australia to Scandinavia to Canada. In 2009, Tom received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards. He was nominated for a Grammy for his album "Comedians and Angels" in 2007, and "Live in the U.K." in 2006. He was also nominated for Grammys in 2003 for "Looking for the Moon" and in 2002 for his children's CD, "Your Shoes, My Shoes." Tom Paxton has also received ASCAP's Lifetime Achievement Award, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from England's BBC.



CATHY WEISS, Executive Director, Stoneleigh Foundation

Cathy Weiss took the helm as executive director of Stoneleigh Foundation in August 2010, leading the foundation in advancing its mission to improve the life outcomes of vulnerable children and youth. Both Cathy and the Stoneleigh Foundation have been strong supporters of Juvenile Law Center’s youth engagement programs, Juveniles for Justice and Youth Fostering Change. In 2011, the Foundation helped us launch our Youth Speakers Bureau, which provides media training and opportunities for youth from the justice and foster care systems. 


Recognizing our partnership with the


Defender Association

Juvenile Law Center recognizes the Defender Association of Philadelphia, and particularly, Abigail Horn and Aaron Marcus, Assistant Defenders Appellate Unit, for their partnership in challenging the constitutionality of lifetime registration for children adjudicated delinquent of sexual offenses.  Over two years, Juvenile Law Center and Defender Association attorneys worked together to mount a multi-county, statewide challenge to this exceedingly harsh punishment applied to children, culminating in review by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in May 2014. ​


Thank You to our Generous Sponsors  ~

Sustainer - $10,000+
E. Rhoda Shaten Charitable Foundation
Barry and Jan Zubrow 

Champion - $5,000+
Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation

Leader - $2,500+
Comcast | NBC Universal
DLA Piper
Camille Paglia and Vernon Francis
Willig, Williams & Davidson

Advocate - $1,500+
M. Tay Aspinwall and Robert J. Reinstein
Ann Rosewater and Robert Kronley
Fox Rothschild
Robert G. Schwartz

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Juvenile Law Center 2014 Spring Celebration in New York

When: Thursday, May 1, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Where: Dechert LLP, New York, NY

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ANNA DEAVERE SMITH, award-winning actress and playwright

Anna Deavere Smith is an internationally recognized actress, playwright, and professor known for her groundbreaking form of theater employing both performance and journalism. Smith is implementing a multi-year Pipeline Project, which explores the "school-to-prison pipeline" that funnels kids from schools into the justice system. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Endowment for the Humanities Medal presented to her by President Barack Obama and a MacArthur Fellowship.



JEREMY TRAVIS, President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Prior to his appointment as President of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Jeremy Travis served four years as a Senior Fellow affiliated with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute in Washington, DC. Travis directed the Department of Justice's National Institute of Justice from 1994-2000, and served in 2008-09 as Chair of the Task Force on Transforming Juvenile Justice, culminating in the Task Force report recommending significant changes to the state's juvenile justice system.


Thank You to Our Generous Sponsors!

Champion - $5,000
David W. Blood
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom LLP
Jan and Barry Zubrow

Leader - $2,500
Alisa and Dan Doctoroff
Stephen Labaton
NN, Inc.
Susan and Gregory Palm
Elizabeth and Robert Scott

Advocate - $1,500
M. Tay Aspinwall and Robert J. Reinstein
Martha Gallo
Blythe Masters and Gareth Evans
Ann Rosewater and Robert Kronley
Maureen and Richard Sabo
Amy Schwartz and Eric Koenig


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