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9/25/17
What if instead of criminalizing normal adolescent behaviors in schools, police are trained to identify and respond to the root causes of those behaviors?
9/7/17
In June 2017, Rights4Girls’ Staff Attorney and former Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow Maheen Kaleem participated in a panel at the Grantmakers for Girls of Color Second National Funders Convening, Reimagining Safety: An Urgent Conversation about the Movements Centering Girls of Color, hosted by the NoVo Foundation.
9/1/17
Senior Program Officer Marie Williams reflects on the role of law enforcement in our schools and the opportunity to refocus their presence toward helping students and their families. 
8/10/17
Senior Program Officer Marie Williams reflects on why immigration policy should matter to youth-serving systems such as juvenile justice and child welfare.
6/23/17
Los Angeles County has announced they will begin using the Girls Health Screen for all girls in their juvenile justice system. The Girls Health Screen, developed by former Stoneleigh Fellow Leslie Acoca, is the nation's only evidence-based health screen designed for young women. The screen will help LA County learn more about how to address the unique health needs of justice-involved girls.
6/20/17
On June 14, 2017, the Stoneleigh Foundation, Juvenile Law Center, and Philly Homes 4 Youth hosted the Philadelphia premiere of The Homestretch, a  documentary that follows three teenagers experiencing homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.
6/20/17
The Stoneleigh Foundation today announced the selection of Robert L. Listenbee, Esq., as a Visiting Fellow. After serving as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) under the Obama administration, Listenbee returns to Philadelphia, where he previously served as Chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Association for 16 years. He is highly anticipated to bring a national perspective to the Foundation’s work improving outcomes for vulnerable young people involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.
5/15/17
On May 9, 2017, the Stoneleigh Foundation, Juvenile Law Center, and Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project hosted the Philadelphia premiere of They Call Us Monsters, a groundbreaking documentary that explores the lives of three teenagers convicted of violent crimes in California.  
4/28/17
"The University of Pennsylvania has selected Wendell Pritchett, a native Philadelphian, a law and education professor, and a former chancellor of Rutgers-Camden, as its next provost."