Family detention is a pressing issue because of the psychological harm created by detaining children. One of the three family detention facilities in the U.S. is located in Berks County, Pennsylvania. The Social Justice Lawyering Clinic at the Sheller Center for Social Justice has worked with Juntos, a member of the Shut Down Berks Coalition, to try and get families released. Read more about their work below.

Challenging family detention from an international human rights perspective