Philly Assistant Das Apply Policies to Help Children in Criminal Justice System

John McDevitt, KYW News Radio •

"If I act out, they would put my hands behind my back and throw me on the floor," said Lilly, who talked about abuse she suffered in a detention facility. 

"The things that are most important about the polices is that they are effective and rational. They are researched tested, they are financially sound. They respect and reflect the dignity and humanity of our children" said Marsha Levick, co-founder of Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia. 

She says the policies also respect victims and will promote public safety.

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.