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

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Rosie McNamara-Jones
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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.


2018 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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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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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