Advocacy Update: City Council Hearing this Week on Charging Parents for Their Child’s Incarceration

Third-year Temple Law student Wesley Stevenson will testify at a hearing before Philadelphia City Council on the impact of fines and fees levied by the juvenile justice system on Philadelphia youth and their families.  The hearing will be on Friday, March 3, 2017 at City Hall, in the Council’s main chamber, Room 400, at 11:00. Stevenson is a student in the Sheller Center’s Justice Lab clinic and part of the team that produced Double Punishment, a report by Justice Lab and the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project, which contains more information on the practice and its harm to families.

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