Juvenile Law Center


In addition to litigation, appellate advocacy, submission of amicus briefs, policy reform, and training, Juvenile Law Center develops resources to educate child-serving professionals, youth, and the public on key child welfare and justice issues. 

These resources include:

  • Youth-oriented, Pennsylvania-specific fact sheets on topics we are asked about most frequently, such as topics related to juvenile delinquency proceedings; youth in care; reproductive rights, pregnancy, and parenting; and juvenile records
  • Publications for youth and for lawyers and child advocates on juvenile justice and child welfare issues and practices
  • A Pennsylvania County-by-County Resource Guide to help older youth who are aging out of care find information on housing, legal services, child care, and more
  • Summaries of significant judicial decisions from state and federal courts in the areas of juvenile and criminal justice, child welfare, and education


Support Juvenile Law Center

One of the most important lessons from our 40 years of experience is that children involved with the justice and foster care systems need zealous legal advocates. Your support for our work is more important now than ever before. Support