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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

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Samantha Melamed, Philly.com •

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

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FOX 29 Philly •

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MaryClaire Dale (AP), Associated Press •

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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Kate Burdick and Maura McInerney, WHYY •

Two recent reports on the plight of more than 3,700 children and youth living in residential facilities across Pennsylvania should provide a wake-up call to

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Kate Burdick and Maura McInerney, The Notebook •

Two recent reports on the plight of more than 3,700 children and youth living in residential facilities across Pennsylvania should provide a wake-up call to

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Talia Kirkland, Fox News •
“The courts have stated that this is harmful, cruel and unusual punishment under the eighth amendment and violates the 14th amendment,” said Feierman who hopes states will follow the lead of the federal government, “we want to ensure through court action that every state eliminates solitary confinement.”
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Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, American Bar Association •

In addition to increasing investments in prevention servicesso youth and families do not enter the system in the first place, the FFPSA seeks to limit the

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Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, American Bar Association •

The FFPSA seeks to respond to the transition needs of young people, recognizing that, in general, the transition to adulthood requires significant support and does

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Jennifer Pokempner, Child Welfare Policy Director, American Bar Association •
The Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA) has the potential to radically change child welfare systems across the country