Juvenile Justice Why Did PA Sentence Children To Die, And What's Happened To Them Since SCOTUS Stepped In? By Megan Harris • Oct 31, 2017 Matt Rourke / AP For decades in the 20th Century, the U.S. treated children differently than adults in the criminal court system -- experts at the time believed kids were inherently more capable of rehabilitation. Black Girls, Who Often Have History Of Trauma, Are 11 Times More Likely To Encounter Justice System By An-Li Herring • Oct 30, 2017 An-Li Herring / 90.5 WESA Listen Listening... / 6:39 Black girls in the Pittsburgh region are 11 times more likely than white girls to have contact with the juvenile justice system, according to a 2016 study, Inequities Affecting Black Girls in Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pennsylvania Grapples With New Sentences For Juvenile Lifers By Adam Geller | Associated Press • Jul 31, 2017 Pennsylvania Department of Corrections / AP On a long-ago summer night, 16-year-old Giovanni Reid accepted a neighbor's invitation to an International House of Pancakes restaurant as thanks for watching the man's infant son. Ford Is The Latest Investor In Self-Driving Technology In Pittsburgh By Marcus Charleston • Feb 17, 2017 Alan Diaz / AP Listen Listening... / 48:40 The Confluence – where the news comes together is 90.5 WESA’s weekly news program. Each week reporters, editors and bloggers join veteran journalist, and host, Kevin Gavin. They’ll go behind the headlines taking an in-depth look at the stories important to the Pittsburgh region. This week's topics include Ford Motor Company investing $1 billion into Pittsburgh company Argo AI. We'll discuss a reports recommendations for helping children in the juvenile justice system. Discover which politicians in the state took in the most PAC money in 2015-16 and another medical malpractice suit, regarding fungal infections, has been filed against UPMC. Report Finds Youth Want A Voice In Shaping Juvenile Justice Policies By Deanna Garcia • Feb 14, 2017 A Qualitative Study of Youth and the Juvenile Justice System: A 100 Percent Pittsburgh Pilot Project / Pittsburgh Foundation Youth need more of a say in shaping the juvenile justice system they're a part of, according to a report released Monday by the Pittsburgh Foundation.