Stoneleigh News

Los Angeles County has announced they will begin using the Girls Health Screen for all girls in their juvenile justice system. The Girls Health Screen, developed by former Stoneleigh Fellow Leslie Acoca, is the nation's only evidence-based health screen designed for young women. The screen will help LA County learn more about how to address the unique health needs of justice-involved girls.
On June 14, 2017, the Stoneleigh Foundation, Juvenile Law Center, and Philly Homes 4 Youth hosted the Philadelphia premiere of The Homestretch, a  documentary that follows three teenagers experiencing homelessness as they fight to stay in school, graduate, and build a future.
The Stoneleigh Foundation today announced the selection of Robert L. Listenbee, Esq., as a Visiting Fellow. After serving as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) under the Obama administration, Listenbee returns to Philadelphia, where he previously served as Chief of the Juvenile Unit of the Defender Association for 16 years. He is highly anticipated to bring a national perspective to the Foundation’s work improving outcomes for vulnerable young people involved in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems.


Press Coverage

Kevin Bethel didn’t become a police officer to lock up children. But it was under his watch as deputy police commissioner that Philadelphia’s school-to-prison pipeline was in full effect. Now retired, Bethel is on a mission to keep children out of prison, with a police-led school diversion program that is showing impressive results.
For some of the kids who attend PADMC’s forum program, it’s the first time that they’ve ever had a single positive interaction with a police officer.
A new NBC national series seeks to dive deeper into school policing. As part of the series, NBC10 interviewed Kevin Bethel about his work on the Philadelphia Police School Diversion Progam and how it is changing the narrative on school discipline in Philadelphia schools.