Adjunct Professor of Law
Marsha Levick co-founded the Juvenile Law Center (JLC) in 1975. Between 1975 and 1982, Levick served as JLC's first executive Director. Levick represented many individual children in delinquency proceedings as well as litigated challenges to conditions of confinement in juvenile institutions and standards for pre-trial detention throughout Pennsylvania. In 1982, Levick left JLC to become the Legal Director of the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund in New York City. From 1986 - 1988, Levick served as Executive Director of NOW LDEF. In 1995, Levick returned to JLC as a senior staff attorney, concentrating on litigation to enforce and advance children's rights in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems. Her recent legal work includes suing the Pennsylvania Department of Education to enforce special and basic education rights for school-aged inmates in Pennsylvania's county prisons and jails. In October of 1999, Levick was named legal director of JLC.
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