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.
The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project is featured in a new guide, Trauma-Informed Philanthropy: Volume Two, released on March 6th, 2018 by the Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation, Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia, and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. The three organizations collaborated to produce this guide to educate funders about how trauma and its effects can lead to poor health, mental health and social outcomes, especially for youth, and how funders can incorporate a trauma-informed approach to their philanthropy.
Volume Two features lessons learned from local and national organizations that apply a trauma-informed lens in their programs and services. YSRP is pleased to be one of five change efforts profiled in Philadelphia, alongside Children’s Crisis Treatment Center, Steven and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services, Lakeside Therapeutic Schools, and Kensington Trauma-Informed Community Development Partnership. The guide encourages funders to foster collaborations and cross-sector networks, and to build the field through evaluation by providing insights on efforts to advance the movement of trauma-informed practice.
Volume One of the guide, entitled Trauma-Informed Philanthropy: A Funder’s Resource Guide for Supporting Trauma-Informed Practice in the Delaware Valley, was released in 2016 and is available here. The guide laid the foundation for funders to understand the science behind trauma and resilience, and to learn about existing efforts to support a trauma-informed approach to critical programs and services in the Greater Philadelphia area.