The Stoneleigh Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for accomplished professionals to pursue discrete, multi-year projects that improve outcomes for Greater Philadelphia's most vulnerable youth. We are currently accepting Letters of Interest in response to our current Request for Letters.
After Nov. 8, the juvenile justice field has had to make a few adjustments. Undoubtedly, juvenile justice reformers will still — as they should — prepare their transition memoranda and talking points. They will dig, though perhaps now a little deeper, to find areas of potential leverage with the incoming administration.
A Philadelphia Inquirer article, published September 26, documents Kevin Bethel's leadership on the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Progam during his time as a Deputy Police Commissioner and now as a Stoneleigh Fellow. The article also features the work of Stoneleigh Fellow Naomi Goldstein, who is conducting a rigorous evaluation of the Diversion Program's implementation and impact.
Former Stoneleigh Fellow Gregg Volz continues to build on the work he accomplished during his Fellowship to expand the youth court model across the Commonwealth. Gregg was invited by PA State Senator Larry Farnese to testify at a recent PA Senate Democratic Policy Committee hearing focused on educating policy committee members on youth courts. The hearing marked a starting point to the development of a task force to study the issue.
Stoneleigh Fellow Nicole Pittman's work to remove youth from sex offender registries was featured prominently in a March 14 New Yorker article. To develop this in-depth piece, author Sarah Stillman spent three years interviewing individuals who have experienced life "on the registry"; it provides an unflinching look at the consequences of our country’s punitive and ineffective practice of subjecting youth to public registration and notification laws.