About the Project


  • View both a map and list of all the resources

  • Ability to search location and search resources by name

  • Ability to filter resources by multiple criteria

  • Ability to suggest new resources and edits to existing resources

  • Ability to rate/review resources

  • Admin-editable static pages to display important non-mappable information to youth

  • Mobile-responsive interface

  • Admin console to add, delete or edit resources

  • Admin ability to bulk upload resources through CSV

Technical Challenges

  • Allowing for bulk uploading of resources through CSV and accommodating potentially large files and flexibility in being able to handle both reseting all data as well as updating

  • Defining and then implementing ways for users to be able to do more detailed searches for resources by filtering

About the Client

Juvenile Law Center

Juvenile Law Center is the oldest non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Juvenile Law Center uses an array of legal strategies and legislative advocacy to promote fairness, prevent harm, ensure access to appropriate services, and create opportunities for success for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. Widely published and internationally recognized as thought leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center’s impact on the development of law and policy on behalf of children is substantial.

University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice:

The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is a driving force and the catalyst in supporting the University’s goal of achieving eminence, defined by Penn President Amy Gutmann in the Penn Compact 2020. For more than 100 years, SP2 (formerly the School of Social Work) has maintained its core values of promoting social justice and working toward the elimination of oppression. Our faculty are leaders in their chosen fields and have contributed extensively to research, practice, and publications on social problems that impact society on local, national, and global levels. The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, formerly Penn Social Work, is noted for its commitment to social justice and to educating students that will take an active role in the struggle against oppression. The School has articulated a social philosophy that shapes the educational programs it offers, the research it undertakes, and the leadership it provides to the profession. This statement of social philosophy – Penn Approach – is first and foremost an evolving philosophy. It reflects the faculty’s commitment to introduce students to a variety of perspectives related to social work practice, nonprofit leadership, social policy, research, racism, and oppression, and the nature of human behavior in the social environment.

Main Features


The desired effect is to help increase the number of youth aging out of the child welfare system by using the app to locate necessary resources.