YSRP staff gathered on February 1, 2023, to celebrate freedom and commemorate the 7th anniversary of the landmark Montgomery v. Louisiana US Supreme Court decision with former Juvenile Lifers, advocates, and movement leaders.
YSRP Co-Director Lauren Fine on Social Entrepreneur Podcast
Social Entrepreneur Podcast’s Tony Loyd interviewed YSRP’s Co-Director Lauren Fine about YSRP’s work. Click above to listen to the full 27-minute episode, in which Tony asks Lauren about YSRP’s mission, innovative model and lessons that all social entrepreneurs can learn from YSRP.
In the episode, Fine states:
A small thing that everyone can do, even if you are not involved in criminal justice or politics, is to be sensitive and thoughtful about language. Language has a lot of power, so I don’t choose to use words like ‘offender,’ or ‘juvenile delinquent,’ or ‘thug,’ or ‘criminal’ in describing someone. I use language that is more accurate in representing a whole person….If we think about the language that we’re using, it actually has a lot of power in terms of shaping responses to people and to situations that can…move us all forward as a society.