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.
In the case of Montgomery v. Louisiana, the United States Supreme Court declared thatMiller v. Alabama applies retroactively. This means that the approximately 2,500 people serving life without the possibility of parole sentences imposed when they were children are entitled to be resentenced. This also means relief for approximately 540 Pennsylvanians who were condemned to die in prison as children.…Read More →
The Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab (PSIL) Announces YSRP as 2015's MOST INNOVATIVE SOLUTION to Combat Regional Poverty On December 1st in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab (PSIL) and its literary counterpart, the Philadelphia Social Innovations Journal (PSIJ) hosted a forum kicking off both the launch of the journal’s 25th edition and also announcing the most innovative ideas to combat the social determinants of poverty in the…Read More →
YSRP was featured in the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN)'s newsletter. The article describes how YSRP works on getting youth out of adult courts and prisons in Pennsylvania through both direct representation and policy advocacy, and also why YSRP values being part of coalitions like NJJN.Read More →