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 was featured on Fox29 News at 10pm with Joyce Evans on July 25, 2017, along with partner and leader Vincent (Sharif) Boyd of Philadelphia, in an impromptu interview looking at the reentry needs of juvenile lifers in Philadelphia. We are grateful to Joyce Evans and her team for shedding a spotlight on the realities of life for the more than 300 individuals who may be returning to Philadelphia who were sentenced, as children, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. YSRP Co-Directors Joanna Visser Adjoian and Lauren Fine appear in the segment with Sharif Boyd at YSRP’s office in Center City, Philadelphia. Watch the full segment here: