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Juvenile Law Center

What the org has to say: “Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity and opportunity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems. We envision a world that affirms the unique and developmentally distinct qualities of youth, guarantees fair and equitable treatment, and ensures opportunities for successful adulthood.”

What we found: Juvenile Law Center takes a unique approach to the work they do: They view youth as leaders in child welfare and juvenile justice reform. The organization hires young Philadelphians to create advocacy projects. As participants pursue their work, the organization also trains them to talk to the media and speak publicly. Juvenile Law Center youth often attend hearings, city council meetings, press hearings, and workshops to help them best understand how these proceedings can differ from case to case.

Features & Policies

  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Free of charge
  • Legal representation
  • Summer jobs available ($15+)
  • Ages 16-24
  • Free WiFi
  • Transportation assistance provided
  • Food and drink provided
  • Staff members subject to background checks
  • Trauma-informed staff members

Languages spoken by staff

  • English
  • Español (Spanish)