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Nancy Lowry, New Castle News •

"Dave said his focus was to get the case transferred to juvenile court," Elisco said "When that happened, he had to leave. I was fortunate

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Sophie Prown, American Bar Association •

mplementing the goals outlined in the LCFCE and LCYJE Blueprints will strengthen the ties between systems and advocates to jointly support the success of court-involved

Blog post
Jessica Feierman, Esq., Senior Managing Director ,
Advocates have been pushing for this reform since the bill was last reauthorized in 2002; the passage of this law is a welcome bi-partisan achievement.
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Kenrya Rankin, ColorLines •

Sue Mangold, CEO of Juvenile Law Center:

“Youth placed in solitary confinement face devastating consequences including depression, sleeplessness, psychosis, and hallucinations. Youth solitary confinement can lead

Juvenile Law Center applauds the inclusion of language to end this harmful practice at the federal level and urges states to follow suit.
In The News
Reighley Baugh, TribTalk •

Among foster youth who have had five or more placements, more than 90 percent will be involved in the juvenile justice system, according to research

Blog post
Jessica Feierman,
No doubt, our facilities need better oversight to avoid such abuses – but our youth also deserve more than that. They deserve to be kept safe and supported in their own homes, in other family settings, and in their communities.