Broken Bridges: How Juvenile Placements Cut off Youth from Communities and Successful Futures

Posted by Juvenile Law Center on December 11, 2018

Juveniles for Justice, an advocacy program at Juvenile Law Center for youth with experience in the justice system, has released Broken Bridges. This publication highlights the youths’ experiences in institutional placements in Philadelphia.

“The most shocking part of this project is that these experiences didn’t seem out of the ordinary initially for the youth advocates,” said Cathy Moffa, Youth Advocacy Program Manager of Juvenile Law Center, who staffs the program.

“They had been treated so horribly for so long in placement that this behavior seemed normal. That should be shocking to everyone who reads this. Imagine every teenager that you know experiencing what these teenagers have experienced.”


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