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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
Pennsylvania was one of several states to create a mechanism to review sentences of every inmate serving life in prison. Of the 535 men and
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
Marsha Levick, chief counsel for the Pennsylvania-based Juvenile Law Center which has advocated for shorter sentences for juveniles, said that across the nation this issue
The report was filed in federal court in a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and the Juvenile Law Center against
The inmates are represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin and Juvenile Law Center.
The lawsuit was filed in 2016 — a year after state and federal
“We’d solve this problem more quickly by shifting these kids to a different facility entirely,” said Lindell. “There have been limited improvements being made, something
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