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Anita Wadhwani, Adam Tamburin and Duane W. Gang, Tennessean •

The U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings in recent years that found mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional except in rare circumstances. 

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Saturday Night Live comedian Michael Che made a “crass” joke about a juvenile “lifer” who was recently released after serving decades in jail.
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Brian Sheehan, CBS21 •
"There are tools in place that can help this process, they just don't seem to be utilized. So, the planning should start as soon as a young person enters into care. They're supposed to be talked to about what would work for them, but they're not.”
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Marsha Levick, The Inquirer •

Each new revelation about the abuse of children at the Glen Mills facility in Delaware County reminds me of another juvenile justice scandal that rocked Pennsylvania almost

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Jessica Feierman, Clarise McCants, USA Today •
Across the country, youth — particularly black and brown youth — are doubly punished with court and justice related fines and fees in addition to involvement in the juvenile justice system.
Thousands of youth in Pennsylvania are leaving the state’s care without adequate support, a loving family, or the resources and people necessary for them to grow into thriving adults. YFC created a toolkit to change that.