Lawsuit Against Suburban Philadelphia Juvenile Reform School Allowed to Proceed

Paul Vigna, •

Judge Harvey Bartle III of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on Monday issued an opinion and order allowing nearly all of the claims in the Derrick et al. v. Glen Mills Schools et al. class action to move forward, according to a press release from The Education Law Center, Juvenile Law Center, and Dechert LLP.

Kate Burdick, senior attorney at Juvenile Law Center., called this "the right decision for youth. There must be a path to a remedy for the physical, emotional, and educational harm youth suffered – all of which have lifelong consequences,” she said.

About the Expert

Kate Burdick focuses on advancing education rights and improving outcomes for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Areas of expertise include school stability, special education issues for court-involved youth, educational decision-making, education for youth in facilities, and credit transfer/educational reentry issues.