Former youth offenders demand action on overlooked juvenile justice reform bill
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2w ago
Four years ago, a task force was put together to look at the juvenile justice system ..read more
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Three years after a task force recommended juvenile justice reform, lawmakers must act to protect Pennsylvania youth | Opinion
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2w ago
Three years after a bipartisan multi-stakeholder Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force issued pressing recommendations to reform the juvenile justice system, youth in Pennsylvania still desperately ..read more
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Ending Fees and Fines for Juvenile Offenders is Best for Rehabilitation
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1M ago
A former chief judge of Delaware's Family Court argues that imposing fines and fees on juvenile offenders undermines their potential to become productive, law-abiding adults ..read more
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Shapiro’s $18M plan would house youth on the grounds of a maximum-security men’s prison
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1M ago
The State Correctional Institution Phoenix, in a bucolic corner of Montgomery County, is a maximum-security men’s prison. But a 48-bed unit on the grounds of ..read more
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Guest column: Support House Bill 1381 to bring reforms to the juvenile justice system
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1M ago
I have been a youth advocate for children in the justice system for eight years now. Pennsylvania has had so many different scandals and stories ..read more
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Commentary: Juvenile sentencing bill is about politics, not reducing crime
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1M ago
Amid media reports about juvenile offenders, politicians rush to appear tough on crime. It is said that the definition of insanity is doing the same ..read more
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Attorneys: ‘Mattis’ to have impact beyond those newly eligible for parole
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2M ago
For a decade, the Swampscott criminal appeals attorney has represented Sheldon Mattis, the defendant ..read more
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Philly still keeps the benefits of foster care youths despite a 2022 law banning the practice
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3M ago
Despite the city's new law, DHS acknowledges it’s still keeping the money meant for foster kids — about $1.3 million in Social Security benefits for ..read more
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Advocacy Groups Applaud Massachusetts Supreme Court for Banning Life Without Parole for Young People 18-20 in Commonwealth v. Sheldon Mattis
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3M ago
 Today, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court categorically barred life without parole sentences for individuals aged 18 to 20 convicted of first-degree murder.   ..read more
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Philly ski mask ban becomes law without Kenney's signature
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4M ago
Philly ski mask ban becomes law without Kenney's signature — A bill to ban ski masks in public places in Philadelphia became law this week. The bill passed with overwhelming support ..read more
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