Gov. Tom Wolf announces effort to overhaul juvenile justice in Pennsylvania

by Lisa Gartner, Updated: December 16, 2019- 5:39 PM The Philadelphia Inquirer Pennsylvania leaders will spend the next year studying the state’s juvenile justice system and how to improve the safety of youths in its care, Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday. State lawmakers and county judges will work with the Pew Charitable Trusts to create the Juvenile … Continue reading Gov. Tom Wolf announces effort to overhaul juvenile justice in Pennsylvania

Missed asbestos, dangerous dust: How Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin H.S. project went wrong

by Wendy Ruderman and Kristen A. Graham, Updated: October 18, 2019 The Philadelphia Inquirer A few weeks into the school year, Benjamin Franklin High and Science Leadership Academy parents received an urgent note: Damaged asbestos had been discovered inside ducts in the boiler room and first-floor SLA commons. The Philadelphia School District shut the building to students on Oct. 1, … Continue reading Missed asbestos, dangerous dust: How Philadelphia’s Ben Franklin H.S. project went wrong

To Protect Children From Abuse, Lawmakers Urge Passage of Kayden’s Law

by Julie Shaw, Updated: October 17, 2019 https://www.inquirer.com/news/pennsylvania/kaydens-law-bill-senate-committee-hearing-bucks-county-20191017.html#loaded When 7-year-old Kayden Mancuso’s father killed her in his Philadelphia home last year, her mother vowed to take action. Kathryn Sherlock and her husband, Brian, met with Gov. Tom Wolf to seek support for “Kayden’s Law,” a measure that would better protect children from parents with documented histories of abusive behavior.