Overcrowding at Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center creating problems

Joe Holden, CBS Philadelphia •
Entrance to Philadelphia Juvenile Justice Services Center

On Tuesday, November 15th Juvenile Law Center hosted a press conference outside of the Juvenile Justice Services Center located in West Philadelphia, along with coalition members from Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout Philly, Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project, Care, Not Control, the Philly Defenders, and the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project.

CBS Philadelphia reported on the abhorrent conditions at the JJSC & shared a few key moments from the Press Conference, including a conversation with Youth Advocates Transforming Youth Systems member Bre Stoves, and Nicole El of the Philly Defenders.

Watch the CBS Coverage of our JJSC Press Conference

About the Expert
Malik Pickett is a staff attorney at Juvenile Law Center who joined the organization in 2020. He advocates for the rights of youth in the juvenile justice system through litigation, amicus and policy advocacy efforts. Prior to joining Juvenile Law Center, Pickett worked as an associate attorney with the law firm of Wade Clark Mulcahy, LLP where he litigated personal injury and construction defect cases and as a legislative counsel for the Honorable Pennsylvania State Senators Shirley M. Kitchen and Jay Costa. 

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