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Older Youth in Foster Care
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit •
Challenged parental visitation policies for parents of children in foster care.
Access to Healthcare
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania •
Challenged the legality of Pennsylvania’s system of providing health care to poor children eligible for Medical Assistance.
Access to Counsel
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania •
Filed a class action lawsuit seeking appointment of counsel for all children in dependency proceedings, as guaranteed under state law.
Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas •
Challenged the adequacy of Philadelphia’s program of aftercare probation, which was responsible for a child’s course of treatment in, discharge from, and supervision following detention for juvenile offenses.
Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
U.S. Supreme Court •
Argued that law violated due process and involved incarceration in jail-like facilities that mixed those already adjudicated delinquent with youth not yet found guilty of a crime.
Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit •
Filed a civil rights class action lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania law and practices that governed the detention of youth charged with committing delinquent acts.
Older Youth in Foster Care
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania •
Brought a Section 1983 civil rights damage action on behalf of a foster youth who had been in foster care for three and a half years without any judicial review and without the provision of services to help him return home to his family by the county child welfare agency.
Solitary Confinement & Harsh Conditions
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania •
Established conditions of confinement in juvenile detention centers.