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Congresswoman representing Glen Mills introduces juvenile abuse bill

U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon, a Democrat from Delaware County, said she was inspired to propose protections for juveniles in residential facilities after reading an Inquirer investigation into abuse at the Glen Mills Schools.

Criminal investigation of Glen Mills Schools ‘a top priority,’ new Delco DA says

Jack Stollsteimer pressed outgoing DA Katayoun Copeland for a rigorous probe into abuses at the Delaware County reform school during his campaign.

Police: Burlington City man shot to death Sunday morning

A 20-year-old man was shot to death outside a Burlington City home Sunday morning.

Pa. governor’s council recommends sweeping changes to juvenile justice programs

The Council on Reform recommended that state officials improve training for everyone from juvenile judges to residential program staff; hold adults who fail to report abuse accountable in court; and improve the rigor of child-abuse investigations.

After Glen Mills, legal center warns Pa.: Juvenile programs do more harm than good

The Juvenile Law Center, which is suing the state over abuses at the Glen Mills Schools, hopes its recommendations will inform the state’s decisions surrounding an overhaul of programs for court-ordered youth.

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‘Nobody listened’: How Pa. failed to detect, stop abuse at Glen Mills and other schools

Fractured oversight by the Department of Human Services has allowed violence to go unchecked at juvenile programs throughout the state, an Inquirer investigation found.

3 men arrested in Popeyes, Chipotle armed robberies in Philly

Caught with a handgun, a large amount of marijuana, assorted pills, and various masks, the suspects were apprehended after their vehicle struck multiple police cruisers and then a light pole while fleeing what police contend was their intended next robbery target.

Philadelphia investigating fatal fire in SW Center City rowhouse

Authorities would not identify the victim, found to be the only occupant of the rowhouse on the 2200 block of Catharine Street.

Gov. Tom Wolf orders state overhaul after abuses at Glen Mills Schools

Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday ordered the state to overhaul its oversight of Pennsylvania’s juvenile residential programs.

Glen Mills wants to reopen, promising a ‘vastly different’ program, philosophy, and hiring practices

School leaders did not provide details about the new program, which could be moot if Pennsylvania upholds the revocation of its licenses later this year.