Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin will be honored by the Juvenile Law Center for the firm’s work on the Luzerne County “kids-for-cash” scandal. The presentation, which will take place at the center’s 35th anniversary celebration, will recognize the firm’s work as co-counsel in a federal class action for damages on behalf of the juvenile victims of this judicial corruption case.
In early 2007, Juvenile Law Center attorneys began investigating irregularities in the trials and sentencing of youth accused of delinquency in the Luzerne County juvenile court. The Juvenile Law Center found that hundreds of children and teenagers had been tried, convicted, and, in many cases, placed in residential programs without being represented by counsel. Hangley Aronchick served as the center’s co-counsel in the federal class action litigation for damages. Firm attorneys Daniel Segal and Rebecca Santoro and paralegal Robert Hrouda have been actively involved in the case, as have many attorneys from the firm.
About the Juvenile Law Center:
Founded in 1975 as a nonprofit legal service, the Juvenile Law Center is one of the oldest multi-issue public interest law firms for children in the United States. The Juvenile Law Center maintains a national litigation practice that includes appellate and amicus work. The Juvenile Law Center promotes juvenile justice and child welfare reform in Pennsylvania and nationwide through policy initiatives and public education forums.