Juvenile Law Center Kicks Off Second Chance Month

Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Youth Justice

Over one million cases involving youth are heard by our juvenile courts annually. Youth need experienced, dedicated advocates to fight for them in courts, legislatures, and city halls.

Children in Prison

Solitary confinement is nothing short of state-sanctioned child abuse. Strip searches and shackling are inhumane. No child deserves this treatment.

Foster Care

Over 415,000 youth are in foster care, and around 20,000 young adults “age out” of care without permanent family connections. They deserve better from the institutions meant to support them.

Youth Advocacy

Our youth advocates effect change through advocacy, media outreach, and public education. Their expertise and lived experiences are critical to informing policy reform.

How you can help

Your support today helps us respond quickly and effectively whenever and wherever youth need advocates.

News

In The News
Kashmira Gander, NewsWeek •
In The News
John Kelly, The Chronicle of Social Change •
In The News
Kenneth R. Rosen, Pacific Standard Magazine •