Second Juvenile Justice Task Force Meeting Cancelled in Pennsylvania

Malik Pickett, Esq.,

Amid the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force meeting scheduled for April 8, 2020 is officially cancelled.  We remain committed to ensuring that youth are removed from placement, and hope that the Task Force will reconvene for the May 6, 2020 scheduled meeting.  The first Task Force meeting was held on February 5, 2020, and for detailed information on what occurred, please click here for the recap of the meeting.

The Task Force is scheduled to produce a report in late November of this year, and it is unclear whether that schedule will now change.  Please continue to check this blog, as we will continue to provide updates on the Task Force meetings as we receive new information.


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.