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 American Constitution Society, the nationally-focused progressive lawyers group based in Washington, DC, awarded The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project and its co-founders and Co-Directors Lauren Fine and Joanna Visser Adjoian the 2018 David Carliner Public Interest Award. The Carliner Award typically honors one mid-career public interest lawyer whose work builds on the legacy of powerful, creative advocacy for justice on behalf of disenfranchised communities that David Carliner himself championed.
This year, the prize committee recognized the leadership of YSRP’s Co-Directors and presented the award at the Welcome Dinner of the American Constitution Society’s National Convention in Washington, DC.
According to Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society,
The ACS national convention is a gathering of legal luminaries who are making change and creating a difference in the lives of Americans. Our award winners this year are rising stars and inspirational changemakers.
YSRP is grateful to be honored with this prestigious prize. The $10,000 prize includes a $2,500 award to YSRP. The award is generously endowed by the family of David Carliner (1918-2007) in his memory.
Lauren Fine accepted the award at the national convention on behalf of the organization and fellow Co-founder and Co-Director Joanna Visser Adjoian.