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January 25, 2018

“Thoughts from a Formerly Condemned Man-Child”: Aaron "Abd'Allah Lateef" Phillips Reflects on Miller and Montgomery Rulings

posted by Aaron "Abd'Allah Lateef" Phillips

Today marks the second anniversary of the monumental, ground-breaking, life-altering landmark decision which literally changed the trajectory of my life -- and that of several hundred life-sentenced children in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania who were disappeared from society due to Pennsylvania's mandatory sentencing scheme which required all offenders (including children tried as adults) to be sentenced to a term of life without the possibility of parole -- otherwise known as "death by incarceration" upon conviction for criminal acts that resulted in homicide.

Tags:Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Juvenile Life Without Parole (JLWOP)
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January 11, 2018

Announcing Winners of the 2018 Leadership Prize!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We are excited to announce the recipients of the 2018 Leadership Prize! Since 2015, we have presented the Prize to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Like previous awardees, the 2018 recipients’ work has substantially improved the lives of the country’s most vulnerable youth.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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December 27, 2017

Every Donation Makes a Difference

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We know you’re getting lots of messages asking you to support good causes. We hope you’ll see why supporting Juvenile Law Center is more important now than ever. A gift of any size can make a difference. Here's how:

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice
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December 21, 2017

Help Us Raise $10,000 in 10 Days!

posted by Juvenile Law Center

We are excited to announce that donations made between December 21 – December 31 will be doubled thanks to a generous $5,000 matching donation from Kenneth and Ann Krogulski. This means we have the potential to raise $10,000 in 10 days!

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Luzerne Kids for Cash Scandal|News and Announcements
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October 20, 2017

Navigating the Path to a Successful Career: Next Steps for Advocates

posted by Karen U. Lindell, Staff Attorney

In August, Juvenile Law Center launched a series of blog posts based on our new report on improving access to career pathways for system-involved youth. The series highlighted several initiatives taking place in Philadelphia that could be replicated elsewhere, and it featured interviews with key local stakeholders. In case you missed it, here’s a recap of the ideas and programs featured in the series.

Tags:Access to Education|Ban the Box|Child Welfare and Foster Care|Community and School Reentry|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|Second Chances
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