Juveniles for Justice, one of our advocacy programs for youth, engages young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system, offering them an opportunity to assess the system's strengths and weaknesses, and then develop and implement advocacy projects to improve the system.

Each year, Juveniles for Justice selects an area of focus, determine a strategy to address it, and implement their project. Past projects have covered issues such as juvenile records expungement, college preparedness, improving educational outcomes, and understanding youth rights and the juvenile court process. Juvenile Law Center provides essential support, ensuring that the participants develop the skills they need to succeed.

We're accepting applications for Juveniles for Justice. Submit your Application today!

Join J4J!

We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Juveniles for Justice program year. J4J is for youth ages 16-22 who are currently in or have had experiences in the juvenile justice systems. We're looking for young people who have an interest in using their experiences to improve the system for themselves and other youth.

Youth advocates meet once a week for two hours at Juvenile Law Center's to build advocacy skills and launch their advocacy campaign.  The application deadline is August 31, 2019. 

Download the Application

How to Apply

Fill out the appropriate application and drop it off or mail it to the address below. You can also fax your application(s) to 215-625-2808. 

ATTN: Youth Advocacy Program/Applications
Juvenile Law Center
1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107


Do you work with youth? We'd love to present to your staff and youth about our youth advocacy programs! Contact Marcia Hopkins at mhopkins@jlc.org or Cathy Moffa at cmoffa@jlc.org or at 215-625-0551 for more information.

How You Can Help

Our youth advocates have led critical policy changes in Philly and beyond. Become a Youth Advocacy Sustainer today to support their work!