Juvenile Law Center (PA)

Non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of children in Pennsylvania, primarily in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
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Primary geographic focus: Pennsylvania
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Juvenile Justice

Celebrating 40 years of successful advocacy, Juvenile Law Center is the oldest non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Juvenile Law Center uses an array of legal strategies and legislative advocacy to promote fairness, prevent harm, ensure access to appropriate services, and create opportunities for success for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as thought leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center’s impact on the development of law and policy on behalf of children is substantial.


News Story

Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite, Poor Juvenile Offenders

Erik Eckholm
New York Times (NYT)
August 31, 2016
Fines, fees and restitution mandates are levied on juvenile offenders to varying degrees in every state, a new national survey of these practices has found.

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