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Juvenile Law Center

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Mission: Juvenile Law Center advocates for rights, dignity, equity, and opportunity for youth in the child welfare and justice systems. Founded in 1975, Juvenile Law Center is the first nonprofit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Through litigation, appellate advocacy, and submission of amicus (friend-of-the-court) briefs, policy reform, public education, training, consulting, and strategic communications, we fight for children who come into contact with the child welfare and justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center has substantially shaped the development of law and policy on behalf of youth. We strive to ensure that laws, policies, and practices affecting youth advance racial and economic equity and are rooted in research, consistent with children’s unique developmental characteristics, and reflective of international human rights values.

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