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Sue Mangold,

Ten years ago, the Supreme Court issued its landmark decision in Miller v. Alabama. The Court held that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for children 17 or younger convicted of homicide were unconstitutional. We celebrated this decision, as it meant that hundreds of people sentenced as children to die in prison had a chance at redemption, and a chance for freedom.

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This week, members of Juvenile Law Center’s Youth Advocacy group, Advocates Transforming Youth Systems (ATYS), partnered with coalition Philly Homes 4 Youth in holding a

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Kade Diakite, Youth Advocacy Associate,

Names represent a person’s identity, our cultural origins, history, and in some instances how the world sees us. Names, like all words, are used to

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Mustafa Ali-Smith,

When young people become involved in the juvenile justice system, the response must take their development into account.   

This understanding has been central to

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Mustafa Ali-Smith,

From reproductive health and bioethics to the child welfare system and youth justice, Professor Dorothy Roberts has been a transformative leader on the issues impacting

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Ebby Stoutmiles ,
Imagine being born into a country where the way you are treated is based on the color of your skin.
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Mustafa Ali-Smith,

“It’s unfortunate that the first response is to just lock people up and throw them away, when, you know, if you really just take the

Structural racism has been at the foundation of federal funding for foster care for decades. The initiation of federal funding for foster care in 1961 can be traced directly to practices intended to target Black mothers and children in Louisiana in 1960. Understanding the foundation of child welfare funding and its structural inequities at the base of our foster care system is critical to understanding the disparities so prevalent today.