Juvenile Law Center

Protecting and advancing children’s rights in courts, legislatures, and executive agencies through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus briefs, policy reform, public education, training, and strategic communications.

Philadelphia Bar Foundation Grant Impact

The Philadelphia Bar Foundation's support augments Juvenile Law Center (JLC)'s unrestricted funds, which makes the organization more flexible and creative. Support from the Bar Foundation has enabled JLC to augment its youth engagement programs, incubate new projects, such as its project on expungement of juvenile records, and respond to new, urgent issues that are not supported by purpose-restricted grants. 

Summary List of Programs and Services

Information and referrals regarding the following issues: Adoption; Child Abuse; Child Welfare; Custody; Education; Emancipation; Foster Care; Health and Mental Health Issues; Juvenile Justice; and Teen pregnancy and Parenting. 

Summary List of Priorities for Client Intake

Juvenile Law Center does not provide direct representation to the public.