Philadelphia reduced school-based arrests by 91% since 2013
By Amanda NeMoyer, Drexel University and Naomi Goldstein, Drexel University Across the United States, arrest rates for young people under age 18 have been declining for decades. However, the proportion of youth arrests associated with school incidents has increased. According to the U.S. Department of Education, K-12 schools referred nearly 230,000 students to law enforcement […]
Bipartisan Senate bill would change how Pa. charges children as adults | Tuesday Morning Coffee
A judge would have to sign off before a juvenile case is moved to to adult court.
It’s time to stop warehousing Pa.’s children and rethink our juvenile justice system | Opinion
Rather than spend as much as $1,000 a day to lock children up, let’s invest in them and their communities.
Allegheny Co. seeks developer to run private children’s detention center
The county will accept proposals from developers until Oct. 28.
Pa. lawmakers unveil bipartisan plans for juvenile justice system reform, standardize practices
The Juvenile Justice Policy Act, announced Monday in a memo from Sens. Camera Bartolotta, R-Washington, and Art Haywood, D-Philadelphia, aims to limit detention guidelines and standardize placement practices with recommendations from the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force.