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, including individuals who were sentenced to life without parole as children (“juvenile lifers”).

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 or get more favorable sentences; and

2.  Help connect youth, juvenile lifers 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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Young Friends Happy Hour – July 21, 2016

Join the YSRP Young Friends us at a happy hour to celebrate and learn more about the work of YSRP! Guests will receive their first drink (including domestic drafts, house mixed drink or wine) on the house and half price drinks and appetizers from 5-8 PM. A donation of $10.00 will be requested at the door. All proceeds will go directly…

Mitigation and Reentry Planning in Juvenile Life Without Parole Resentencings

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016Time: 12:00 PM Location: Philadelphia Bar Association 11th Floor Conference Center 1101 Market Street Philadelphia, PA 19107 3 SUB Registration Info: Lunch and registration begin at 11:30 AM Program: 12:00 PM - 3:15 PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS CLE PROGRAM PANELISTS: Dana Cook, MSW Deputy Director Atlantic Center for Capital Representation Erin Fennell Mitigation…

After decades behind bars, juvenile lifers are released – but to what?

YSRP was quoted in an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer about some of the challenges facing juvenile lifers in Pennsylvania as they prepare for and execute reentry. "The Philadelphia Reentry Coalition, a collaboration between city and nonprofit agencies, is organizing to fill gaps in support. Joanna Visser Adjoian and Lauren Fine of the nonprofit Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project are cochairing…

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…