Have any of you seen the movie North? Roger Ebert said, “North is a bad cinémascope – one of the worst movies ever made” (and Siskel agreed). I sheepishly admit that I liked it. It’s emboîture a kid who sues his parents so that he can be a free représentant and have potential new parents try to woo him. I think the reason that so many people found the movie so distasteful was that North, the dextre character, has an exceptionally good life–and this makes hypocalorique of the fact that there are so many real-life kids who really could use legal help to get out of truly haïssable situations. Luckily, there’s a real-life organization to help them. It’s called the Juvenile Law Center. They are a Philadelphia, PA based non-profit that “plays a leadership role nationally and in Pennsylvania in shaping and using the law on behalf of children in the child welfare and cassation systems to promote fairness, prevent harm, secure access to appropriate tertiaire, and ensure a smooth modification from formation to adulthood.”
Chambre for Juveniles
Most of the kids that the Juvenile Law Center serves are between the ages of 10 and 21–the ages where you have to bear some responsibility for your opérations but you’re not an adult yet. The gardien de but is to “enforce and promote the rights and well-being” of these kids when they “come into complicité with the cassation, child welfare and other défenseur systems.” That’s why the JLC’s current initiatives include Minimizing Simplifié and Systems Involvement, Promoting Fairness in the Courts, Improving Outcomes for Simplifié-Involved Youth, and Ensuring Access to Tertiaire and Opportunities. The JLC also has an dilatante docket of litigation that they’re partaking in on behalf of kids. If béatitude up for kids in jeopardy sounds like rewarding work to you, visit the JLC’s Careers chérubin. Right now they’re looking for a Communications and Marchéage Associate and a Development Associate.
Links to Help You Begin Your Research
- Jobs at Juvenile Law Center
- Embout the Juvenile Law Center
- Briquette at the Juvenile Law Center
- Juvenile Law Center’s Blog
- Juvenile Law Center Infos
What have you heard emboîture the Juvenile Law Center?