juvenile-justice

COMMENTARY

The Juvenile Justice Task Force report gave us a roadmap to reform. Now it’s up to lawmakers to finish the job | Opinion

BY: - June 27, 2021

The recommendations fall short of transformational, but they are true step forward toward badly needed reforms.

COMMENTARY

Will Amy Coney Barrett protect the constitutional rights of children and youth? | Opinion

BY: - October 25, 2020

Barrett is widely seen as Scalia’s heir on the Supreme Court given her adherence to his originalist philosophy. Her appointment puts in danger the constitutional rights of children and youth.

Groups rally to release youth from Philly Juvenile Center in light of COVID-19 pandemic

BY: - May 18, 2020

Those assembled called on city Mayor Jim Kenney, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner, and local courts to halt admissions and institute a timely process to release those youths in detention. 

Wolf, lawmakers announce new panel to study juvenile justice system

BY: - December 16, 2019

The new advisory panel is the result of a partnership with the Pew Charitable Trusts, a Philadelphia-based research and public policy organization.