At YSRP, we improve outcomes of criminal cases and, most important, we improve the outcomes of individual children’s lives.

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) is a Philadelphia-based nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive support to kids prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system. We have two goals:

1.  Help lawyers with low-income clients get their cases transferred from the adult criminal justice system to the juvenile justice system; and

2.  Help connect youth and their families with existing community resources and programs, so they have access to education, healthcare, stable housing and job placement.

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Film Screening of THE RETURN, Thursday, May 12, 2016

Join the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project, Philadelphia City Council and Council President Darrell L. Clarke, City of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Prison Society and Goldring Reentry Initiative for a special screening of the upcoming documentary film, THE RETURN. This event is part of THE RETURN PROJECT's State(s) of Reform Tour 10-city Tour, which teams with local advocates, elected officials, and providers to…

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YSRP Featured by the Barra Foundation

In "Better outcomes for kids facing time in adult prisons; Redirecting the future for kids facing adult prison sentences," the Barra Foundation profiles YSRP's work. "Imagine spending your life in prison for a dreadful mistake you made at the most reckless time of your life—when you were a teenager, maybe even younger. Imagine having no opportunity to explain that mistake in…

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