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 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 (JLC) addresses issues surrounding children and children’s rights only.
  • Intake by phone, M-F, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Intakes may also be submitted by e-mail to info@jlc.org. JLC provides legal information and referral. Intakes do not necessarily result in representation by JLC.
  • 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
  • Children are assigned to JLC by the court. JLC does not provide direct representation to the public.
  • Robert G. Schwartz, Esq.
  • Marsha L. Levick, Esq.
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