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Kate Burdick and Maura McInerney, WHYY •

Two recent reports on the plight of more than 3,700 children and youth living in residential facilities across Pennsylvania should provide a wake-up call to

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Kate Burdick and Maura McInerney, The Notebook •

Two recent reports on the plight of more than 3,700 children and youth living in residential facilities across Pennsylvania should provide a wake-up call to

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Talia Kirkland, Fox News •

Jessica Feierman, a lawyer and youth advocate at the Juvenile Law Center, called the practice “unregulated, inhumane, and torture.”

“The courts have stated that this is

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Anita Wadhwani and Adam Tamburin, USA Today / Nashville Tennessean •

Pennsylvania was one of several states to create a mechanism to review sentences of every inmate serving life in prison. Of the 535 men and

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Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, American Bar Association •

In addition to increasing investments in prevention servicesso youth and families do not enter the system in the first place, the FFPSA seeks to limit the

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Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, American Bar Association •

The FFPSA seeks to respond to the transition needs of young people, recognizing that, in general, the transition to adulthood requires significant support and does

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Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, American Bar Association •

Signed on February 9, 2018, as part of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 (H.R. 1892), the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) has the potential to