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September 22, 2017

TODAY: Juvenile Law Center's Tweet Chat with The Root’s Angela Helm on "Unlocking Youth" Report on Youth in Solitary Confinement

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Yesterday, The Root published a piece on our recently released national report on solitary confinement at juvenile facilities, including an interview with Staff Attorney Natane Eaddy. Our report offers strategies towards ending the abusive practice nationwide and continues Juvenile Law Center’s critical work to stop solitary confinement of kids. Today, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm EST, we will be holding a tweet chat on the report and the article with Angela Bronner Helm, reporter from The Root, staff at Juvenile Law Center, and Paul V. Prestia, Kalief Browder’s lawyer. Follow @JuvLaw1975 and #StopSolitaryforKids to join the conversation.

Tags:Ending Solitary Confinement|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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August 28, 2017

How Do We Respond to Charlottesville?

posted by Marcus Jarvis

In the past decade, America has become incredibly different than it was in the years before. The events that took place in Charlottesville, Virginia, this month were a disheartening reminder of this country’s past. Watching it put faces to people I usually only hear about and never see. It was a reminder that the stories I read about in history class were real. There is apparently still some fight left in the opposing forces we as a people were triumphant agains

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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August 15, 2017

White Supremacist Violence in Charlottesville

posted by Juvenile Law Center

As an organization serving all youth impacted by the child welfare and justice systems, Juvenile Law Center forcefully condemns the white supremacist violence and hatred from this past weekend in Charlottesville. Racism in our country, which has been a part of our history and legacy, was there before this weekend’s brutal display and remains after. Many young people we advocate for are targets for this kind of extremism. This has no place in our society. We advocate for all youth in the justice and child welfare systems and know youth of color, youth with disabilities and LGBT youth are overrepresented in these systems. We are committed to standing with all youth we serve and represent, and for a more just world in which such despicable hatred is unacceptable.

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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March 21, 2017

Honoring the 2017 Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize Winners

posted by Juvenile Law Center

Last night at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Juvenile Law Center was honored to present three extraordinary individuals with our 2017 Leadership Prizes.

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November 14, 2016

We Will Redouble Our Efforts for Youth in the Child Welfare and Justice Systems

posted by Executive Director, Susan V. Mangold; Deputy Director and Chief Counsel, Marsha Levick

The results of last week’s Presidential election have caused fear, anxiety and uncertainty in our communities and especially among the youth we serve. We pledge to you that we will redouble our efforts to fight for justice on behalf of all children involved in our child welfare and justice systems.

To the youth we serve, we hear your fears and frustration.  We will continue to work tirelessly to amplify your voices to reform the systems meant to serve you. 

Tags:Child Welfare and Foster Care|Juvenile and Criminal Justice|News and Announcements
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