One of the best juvenile justice advocacy organizations in the U.S., the Juvenile Law Center, seeks a dedicated, creative, and experienced lawyer to join their legal staff. The attorney should have a minimum of five years of experience in juvenile justice, child welfare, criminal justice, civil rights, or a closely related field.
Juvenile Law Center is a national public interest law firm located in Philadelphia. Juvenile Law Center plays a leadership role in shaping and using the law on behalf of children in the child welfare and justice systems to promote fairness, prevent harm, secure access to appropriate services, and ensure a smooth transition from adolescence to adulthood. Our strategies include litigation, appellate advocacy, submission of amicus 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, applied fairly, and reflective of international human rights values.
People of color, members of the LGBTQ community, individuals with disabilities, and those with personal experience in the juvenile justice or child welfare systems are strongly encouraged to apply.
Visit the JLC website to learn more about the position and Juvenile Law Center’s work.