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 2020-2021 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, 2020. 


How to Apply

Download the fillable application, complete it, and email the document or a picture of the printed document to Marcia Hopkins at mhopkins@jlc.org and/or Cathy Moffa at cmoffa@jlc.org. You can also mail the printed document to our office address below. Mailing the document may lead to delays in our response time. 

Juvenile Law Center
1800 JFK Blvd, Suite #1900B 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

For questions or concerns about the application please email Marcia Hopkins at mhopkins@jlc.org or Cathy Moffa at cmoffa@jlc.org or call our office at (215) 625-0551 or toll-free at 1-800-875-8887.

Download the Juveniles for Justice Application here!

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!