Class Action against Glen Mills Schools Seeks $10M for Alleged Abuse of Students

Nicholas Malfitano, Penn Record •

Juvenile Law Center, Education Law Center and Philadelphia law firm Dechert announced the filing of a $10 million class action lawsuit against Glen Mills Schools on Thursday, concerning allegations of abuse and educational neglect hundreds of its students suffered at the hands of facility staff, as well as a lack of oversight from education authorities

Commenting on the content of the lawsuit, Marsha Levick, Chief Legal Officer of the Juvenile Law Center, said at a press conference Thursday, “[The plaintiffs’] stories are vivid and their stories are horrifying, and they typify the kind of information that we have been hearing for months about what happened to the children at Glen Mills.”

“We also see the filing of this lawsuit not only as an opportunity to ensure that we can finally begin the process of healing for these children and for their parents, but that we can also begin the process of holding everyone accountable for what happened, of holding everyone accountable for allowing Glen Mills to prosper on the backs of our children.”

About the Expert

Marsha Levick co-founded Juvenile Law Center in 1975. Throughout her legal career, Levick has been an advocate for children’s and women's rights and is a nationally recognized expert in juvenile law.