Advocates Sue PA Officials, Say They Failed to Catch Major Problems at Glen Mills Schools

Avi Wolfman-Arent, WITF •

The lawsuit seeks a minimum of $10 million in damages. The lawyers spearheading the case say they hope it will prompt Pennsylvania to tighten its regulation of reform schools that get referrals from the state court system.

"If we as a state are going to take children into our care and into our custody because they have done something wrong, we have an obligation to treat them, frankly, as if we were their parents," said Marsha Levick, Chief Legal Officer of Juvenile Law Center.

About the Expert

Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.