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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
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
Only 36 percent of justice-involved youth in Philadelphia graduate from high school, according to one study. And Philadelphia has stopped sending young people to several
"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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