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Jennifer Pokempner, Senior Attorney,
In Pennsylvania, 47% of youth who are between the ages of 14 and 21 are placed in group homes and institutions. This figure should be shocking and unacceptable - we know that youth should grow up in families.
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Jessica Feierman, Esq., Senior Managing Director ,
Advocates have been pushing for this reform since the bill was last reauthorized in 2002; the passage of this law is a welcome bi-partisan achievement.
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Jessica Feierman,
No doubt, our facilities need better oversight to avoid such abuses – but our youth also deserve more than that. They deserve to be kept safe and supported in their own homes, in other family settings, and in their communities.
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Juvenile Law Center,

This article is part of a series celebrating the tenth anniversary of Juvenile Law Center’s youth advocacy programs. Since 2008, our programs have recruited

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Lilly, Youth Advocate,

The following is the full statement from Lilly, Youth Advocate in Juveniles for Justice, who spoke out against re-opening VisionQuest to house immigrant youth. Lilly

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Juvenile Law Center,

This article is part of a series celebrating the tenth anniversary of Juvenile Law Center’s youth advocacy programs. Since 2008, our programs have recruited

This blog is part of a series celebrating the tenth anniversary of Juvenile Law Center’s Youth Advocacy Program. Since 2008, our advocacy programs

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Shyara Hill, Youth Advocacy Intern,
I have always been interested in justice reform because of the challenges I experienced when I was in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. So, one day I decided to join Juveniles for Justice  because I saw opportunity; an opportunity to share my story in ways that would contribute to justice reform.
A recent ABC 20/20 special episode exposed how Jordan Brown was wrongly accused of murder at age 11 and outlined the nearly decade-long legal battle to clear his name.

This article is part of a series celebrating the tenth anniversary of Juvenile Law Center’s youth advocacy programs, starting with highlighting the impact and future