Juvenile justice

Justice Lab has worked with the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project to develop strategies and solutions to end the burdensome imposition of particular costs on parents of children in the juvenile justice system. A comprehensive report, Double Punishment: Philadelphia’s Practice of Charging Parents for their Child’s Incarceration Costs, resulted in a City Council hearing in March, 2017, at which the City announced that it will halt the practice. This advocacy campaign has received national attention; a compilation of reports and clippings is here.