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Juvenile Law Center

1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-625-0551 (phone)
215-625-2808 (fax)
  • 1-800-875-8887
  • To protect and advance children’s rights in courts, legislatures, and executive agencies through litigation, appellate advocacy and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, and strategic communications. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth in the justice system and older youth in foster care are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values.
  • Minimizing Court and Systems Involvement; Promoting Fairness in the Courts; Improving Outcomes for Court-Involved Youth; Securing Access to Services and Opportunities
  • Juvenile Law Center addresses issues surrounding children in the justice system and older youth in foster care and transitioning out of care.
  • Intake by phone, M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Intakes may also be submitted by e-mail to JLC provides legal information and referral. Juvenile Law Center does not provide direct legal representation.
  • 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
  • Juvenile Law Center does not provide direct representation to the public.
  • Susan V. Mangold, Esq.
  • Marsha L. Levick, Esq.