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“This ban’s broad prohibitions are particularly dangerous for an especially vulnerable population – youth experiencing homelessness, who are disproportionately youth of color, LGBTQ+ youth, and


Governor Youngkin vetoed legislation that would give judges the ability to waive certain driving fees, understanding the harm of fines and fees assessed to

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court categorically barred life without parole sentences for individuals aged 18 to 20 convicted of first-degree murder.  

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Today Juvenile Law Center announced the winners of 2024 Leadership Prize – Bryan Stevenson, Angel Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Scott & Laurence Steinberg. The advocacy organization’s annual Leadership Prize is awarded to outstanding individuals working in any field – law, government, the arts, media, entertainment, sports, business, or any other sector – who are fighting for the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems.

Juvenile Law Center heralds the passage, urges House and Senate to act on behalf of children in the Commonwealth

Philadelphia, PA (September 27, 2023) –

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Marque Richardson announced as board member.

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Advocacy organizations celebrate the bill, part of a package of juvenile justice bills from Representative Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ)

Washington, DC