Resource: IN RE C.Z.

By: Juvenile Law Center

April 1, 2020

Juvenile Law Center

Detention centers, jails, and other congregate care facilities are breeding grounds for the highly contagious COVID-19 virus. For the safety of youth, staff and community, children who can be safely released to family should be sent home—with supports as needed—and others should be sent to appropriate, safe community placements.

Juvenile Law Center, the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project and DLA Piper filed a King’s Bench Petition in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on behalf of all Pennsylvania youth currently held in juvenile detention centers, county jails, or longer term correctional or residential placements during the COVID-19 crisis.