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Mark Walsh, Education Week Blog •
Although the opinions did not directly address the concerns raised about juvenile justice fines, the Juvenile Law Center's brief in support of incorporating the excessive-fines clause cited several examples of youths who faced excessive juvenile justice fines after incidents that began at school.
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Jennifer Pokempner, Senior Attorney,
In Pennsylvania, 47% of youth who are between the ages of 14 and 21 are placed in group homes and institutions. This figure should be shocking and unacceptable - we know that youth should grow up in families.
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Tony Galli, WKOW •

“We believed that an extraordinary travesty of justice occurred in that case,” says attorney Marsha Levick of the Philadelphia-based Juvenile Law Center.

“We also, unfortunately,

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John McDevitt, KYW News Radio •

"If I act out, they would put my hands behind my back and throw me on the floor," said Lilly, who talked about abuse she

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MaryClaire Dale (AP), WITF •

Marsha Levick, co-founder of the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia, said the Supreme Court in recent years has recognized the emerging science on adolescent brain

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John N. Mitchell, The Philadelphia Tribune •

Under the plan, assistant district attorneys would offer pre-adjudication in most cases, recommending alternatives to juvenile detention.

Those measures will not be offered in some