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.
In “Advocates ask for more reentry efforts in Phila.,” Layla Jones of the Philadelphia Tribune covered YSRP’s April 12th event The State of Criminal Justice & Reentry in Philadelphia: Opportunities for Innovation & Reform. Noting that YSRP is working to change Philadelphia’s legacy of having the largest number of so-called “juvenile lifers” in the country, the article lifts up the dialogue’s intention to push for new ideas and resources in rethinking reentry and criminal justice in Philadelphia. Writes Layla Jones,
“Featuring two panels of criminal justice experts and government officials, the event brought together stake holders in the area of criminal justice reform to explore what’s being done—and what can be done—to improve the system.”Read the full article here.