Gregory Volz, JD
Gregg Volz is a public interest lawyer whose career has focused on legal and economic strategies to help disadvantaged populations. He has worked in the City of Chester, Pennsylvania, for more than 11 years, first as Executive Director of Delaware County Legal Assistance and most recently in a private law practice with strong roots in supporting positive social programs in the community —and particularly in Chester.
His legal career began in Indiana where he advocated for nontraditional legal strategies to address economic imbalance. After coming to Pennsylvania, he focused on workforce and youth labor market development.
Meet the Fellow
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 in school.