The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee voted to advance HB 1381 today, which YSRP hopes will usher in a more humane era of support and care for youth involved in the criminal legal system.
On October 17, YSRP Co-Director Joanna Visser Adjoian headed to the studio of Aaron Freiwald, attorney and host of the weekly podcast Good Law / Bad Law. She was joined by client-partners John Pace and Giovanni Reid, both of whom are experts with lived experience, to talk in depth about what juvenile life without parole sentencings, and now re-sentencings, have looked like in practice. The conversation offered a platform to share stories, and to talk about the partnerships that are at the heart of this work in Philadelphia. YSRP’s close partner Brooke McCarthy of the Juvenile Law Center set the context by talking about Supreme Court rulings that have led to this present moment. Click below to listen. Click here to listen to the segment featuring Brooke McCarthy.