Stoneleigh Blog

By Danielle Sered | Apr 24th, 2014

We tell a story in this country about the normalization of violence. We look at arrest records—particularly for adolescents and young adults—and see groups of young people who commit more and more violent crimes over time.

By Steve Lainez | Mar 24th, 2014

Rosa is a single mother of two in Eastern North Philadelphia (ENP). Her eldest child, Julio a fifth grader at one of the public elementary schools in the neighborhood, is struggling with reading and math. Her youngest, Thalia, is looked after by a stay-at-home neighbor who also takes care of two other children. Thalia is behind in her speech development and only knows a few words in Spanish.

By Danielle Sered | Mar 3rd, 2014

A robust and necessary conversation is taking place in New York about raising the age of criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years old.  New York and North Carolina remain the only two states that still treat 16- and 17-year-olds as adults, despite what we now know about neuroscience and adolescent development.  Those in favor of raising the age often point to adolescents’ limitations when it comes to impulse control, empathy, and consequential thinking in parti

By Symone Corbin | Aug 12th, 2014

I am the product of a schizophrenic mother and a sometimes-absent father. I am also no stranger to violence. When I was younger, I envisioned growing up with my family intact and with parents who were active in my life. Reality gave me a much different picture when my family was torn apart due to violence. Growing up in a home where love just seemed lost took a toll on me. Violence was like an additional member of my family - always around, always heard, always seen but never stopped.