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Philadelphia, PA (December 1, 2022) – Yesterday Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order officially creating the Philadelphia Office for the Youth Ombudsperson. Housed

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Sue Mangold,

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Youth, mental health experts address crisis at Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center


Speakers addressed the harms of poor conditions, lack of educational

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Pat Loeb, KYW Newsradio •

Youth advocates on Tuesday called for a revamp of Philadelphia’s juvenile justice system to deal with an overcrowding crisis at the city’s youth detention center

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Joe Holden, CBS Philadelphia •

On Tuesday, November 15th Juvenile Law Center hosted a press conference outside of the Juvenile Justice Services Center located in West Philadelphia, along with coalition

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Brian Sheehan, NBC Philadelphia •

"The Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Center is facing overcrowding. Some agencies are looking to send children out of the area and some even out of the

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Vic F. Wiener,

An issue as serious as sexual violence requires a response rooted in evidence. A common response nationwide is the practice of placing youth on sex

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Rebecca Rivas & Clara Bates, Missouri Independent •

The St. Louis native who has been behind bars since he was 16 was among 100 people given life sentences as juveniles who got a

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Ebby Stoutmiles and Chris Lin, Esq.,

As President Biden noted, marking the occasion this year, every October is National Youth Justice Action Month, where we “recommit to transforming our juvenile