Reports & Publications

Meet the Fellows: Leslie Acoca, MA, MFT

Meet Stoneleigh Fellow Leslie Acoca in this new video, as she talks about her work with the Girls Health Screen project for girls entering juvenile detention. View the video here.

For more of Leslie's work, please follow this link.

DVG Giving Stories Features Stoneleigh Foundation

Stoneleigh Foundation is profiled in Giving Stories, a new series developed by the Delaware Valley Grantmakers (DVG) "to illustrate the motivation and passion of DVG members to invest their resources in meaningful ways to improve lives and create positive change in our region."  Read the full DVG article here.

Meet the Fellows: Candace Putter, MSS, LCSW

Stoneleigh Fellow Candace Putter explains that improving the education and training offered in juvenile justice facilities will help youth, upon their release, to have better chance at returning to school or obtaining meaningful employment. View the video here.

Meet the Fellows: Danielle Sered, MA, MFA

Common Justice is an alternative to incarceration process initiated by Stoneleigh Fellow Danielle Sered.  The project seeks to foster healing in communities, promote equity and fairness in the delivery of victims' services, and diminish over reliance on incarceration.  The process brings together the harmed parties, the responsible parties (those who committed the crimes), and other community members such as neighbors or famil

Meet the Fellows: Gregg Volz, Esq.

Stoneleigh Fellow Gregory Volz talks about the development of youth courts in the City of Chester, Pennsylvania, and how they are an effective alternative to the traditional school disciplinary system, which often pushes students out of school. Youth courts, he asserts, reduce the number of youth in the juvenile justice system and foster youth development and academic achievement. Youth Courts use corrective dispositions to help offenders better understand the consequences of their actions, and keep them

From Child Welfare to Family Well-Being: April 7, 2011 Symposium

Held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

How to Run a Youth Court

Welcome to our page devoted to helping you learn more about youth courts.  The videos and training materials included here are intended for teachers, law professionals, students, community members and anyone interested in learning essential skills to successfully run a youth court. 

MOVING THE DIAL: A Report on Education Experiences of Children in Penn Residential Treatment Facilities

This Stoneleigh Foundation publication shares the results of the one-year junior fellowship project of Arley Styer with the Education Law Center.  Arley's project explored the educational experiences of children placed in Pennsylvania  group homes and residential treatment facilities.

PDE Circular: Education Programs for Students in "Non-Educational" Placements

Junior Fellow Arley Styer and Education Law Center's work on the education of young people in Pennsylvania's group homes and residential treatment facilities contributed to the May 2010 revision of this Pennsylvania Department of Education Basic Education Circular (BEC).  The BEC states the opinion of the department with respect to school districts' duties to educate students, especially those with disabilities, who reside in residential facilities within the school

DPW Bulletin: Educational Portions of "Non-Educational" Residential Placement

The work of Junior Fellow Arley Styer and the Education Law Center contributed to this January 2010 Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare bulletin regarding the education of children in residential placements. The bulletin sets out the obligations of residential facilities, including notifying host school districts when students are admitted and facilitating discharge planning to a home school district. 

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