Juvenile Law Center

I want to discuss the silence in Luzerne County, how everyone was quiet, no one said anything ... even [youth] were silenced by what was taking place. It was only through Juvenile Law Center that we were given voices.

Hillary Transue, victim of the Luzerne County "kids-for-cash" scandal

Contact our Development Office:

Rosie McNamara-Jones
Director of Development
[email protected]

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2018 Juvenile Law Center Leadership Prize



Juvenile Law Center is now accepting nominations for its 2018 Leadership Prize. The Leadership Prize recognizes outstanding work on behalf of youth in the child welfare or justice systems by nominees of any profession – law, government, the arts, media, entertainment, sports or any other field.

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About the Leadership Prize

Juvenile Law Center’s annual Leadership Prize is awarded to outstanding advocates working to advance the rights and well-being of youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Juvenile Law Center is recognized both nationally and internationally for its expertise as a trailblazer in the field of children’s rights law. 

Recipients of the Leadership Prize are leading lights in the field whose inspirational careers have served as beacons for the next generation of advocates. Their work has substantially improved the lives of our most vulnerable youth. Awardees are advocates who have changed the field of children’s rights through a lifetime of work on behalf of youth in the child welfare or justice systems or through a landmark contribution with enduring significance. 

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Download Our Case for Support



One of Juvenile Law Center’s greatest strengths is our agility – our ability to respond quickly to changes in the environment to advance our agenda. Expanding our resources will allow us to swiftly react to unexpected opportunities to improve outcomes for children.

For our 40th Anniversary year, we looked back on our challenges, effectiveness and achievements. With individual donor partnership, we will continue to implement our vision, be sustainable, and maintain our mission of helping America’s youth.




Please download our 2014-2015 Case for Support and learn about ways you can support Juvenile Law Center with an endowment or multi-year major gift.

With your help, Juvenile Law Center will continue to lead in improving public systems that affect the lives of tens of thousands of young people in the child welfare and justice systems.

For more information, please contact Rosie McNamara-Jones at r[email protected] or call (215) 625-0551 x118

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Juvenile Law Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is the oldest multi-disciplinary children’s rights law firm in the United States. Working at the national and state levels, we play a leadership role in shaping and using the law on behalf of children in the child welfare and justice systems to promote fairness, prevent harm, ensure access to appropriate services, and create opportunities for success.

Juvenile Law Center serves society's most vulnerable youth. They are most likely to be mislabeled, ignored, harmed, or scarred for life by systems that are supposed to help them. We depend on individuals, corporations, and foundations for financial support. Unrestricted gifts enable us to move quickly as circumstances demand and opportunities arise.

United Way Donations

Support us through donations made to United Way. Use the donation numbers below to designate your contribution: 

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: 784
United Way of Delaware: 3954
United Way of Allegheny County: 223045

Laura and John Arnold Foundation Giving Library

We were one of 500 organizations initially asked to participate in the Laura and John Arnold Foundation Giving Library, which connects donors to nonprofits through online video interviews.  

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Local Supporters

Thanks to Philadelphia-area businesses Jeffrey A. Miller Catering and Clear Sound Professional Audio/Visual Support for their support!

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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