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Pennsylvania is sometimes lauded for how it handles its young offenders. But experts told me... more »
posted 04/29/19

Lisa Gartner's Work

How a reporter used data and documents to show how the state of Pennsylvania failed in its duty to oversee the nation's oldest reform school and juvenile justice programs like it.
Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing a $5.1 million funding boost to the state’s oversight of residential juvenile programs, after Inquirer investigations into child abuse at the nation’s oldest reform school and the state’s failure to detect or stop it.
Residential programs that serve Philadelphia children should be required to install video cameras, train and pay staff well, and commit to reducing or eliminating the use of physical restraints, a group of local leaders said Tuesday.