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December 05, 2017

Juvenile Law Center Announces 17th Zubrow Fellow, Joshua Branch

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We are pleased to announce Joshua Branch as our next Zubrow Fellow. Joshua has dedicated his time in law school to juvenile law and policy and has worked on issues in both civil and criminal law. Joshua attends Georgetown Law School and is currently practicing in Professor Kris Henning's Juvenile Justice Clinic.

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October 27, 2017

Marsha Levick Receives AACAP's Highest Honor, 2017 Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We’re thrilled to announce the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) selected Juvenile Law Center’s Deputy Director and Chief Counsel Marsha Levick for the 2017 Catchers in the Rye Humanitarian Award – the Academy’s highest honor. Marsha was recognized at the AACAP’s annual event on Wednesday in Washington, DC.

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September 22, 2017

TODAY: Juvenile Law Center's Tweet Chat with The Root’s Angela Helm on "Unlocking Youth" Report on Youth in Solitary Confinement

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Yesterday, The Root published a piece on our recently released national report on solitary confinement at juvenile facilities, including an interview with Staff Attorney Natane Eaddy. Our report offers strategies towards ending the abusive practice nationwide and continues Juvenile Law Center’s critical work to stop solitary confinement of kids. Today, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST, we will be holding a tweet chat on the report and the article with Angela Bronner Helm, reporter from The Root, staff at Juvenile Law Center, and Paul V. Prestia, Kalief Browder’s lawyer. Follow @JuvLaw1975 and #StopSolitaryforKids to join the conversation.

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August 28, 2017

How Do We Respond to Charlottesville?

posted by Marcus Jarvis

In the past decade, America has become incredibly different than it was in the years before. The events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month were a disheartening reminder of this country’s past. Watching it put faces to people I usually only hear about and never see. It was a reminder that the stories I read about in history class were real. There is apparently still some fight left in the opposing forces we as a people were triumphant agains

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August 15, 2017

White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

posted by Juvenile Law Center

As an organization serving all youth impacted by the child welfare and justice systems, Juvenile Law Center forcefully condemns the white supremacist violence and hatred from this past weekend in Charlottesville. Racism in our country, which has been a part of our history and legacy, was there before this weekend’s brutal display and remains after. Many young people we advocate for are targets for this kind of extremism. This has no place in our society. We advocate for all youth in the justice and child welfare systems and know youth of color, youth with disabilities and LGBT youth are overrepresented in these systems. We are committed to standing with all youth we serve and represent, and for a more just world in which such despicable hatred is unacceptable.

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