The PA Juvenile Justice Task Force issued its final recommendations to overhaul the juvenile justice system on June 21, 2021.
YSRP’s Co-Directors Lauren Fine and Joanna Visser Adjoian were profiled as “Fearless Children’s Lawyers of the Month” by the American Bar Association on March 19, 2021. In the article, they share the unshakeable truths that led them to launch YSRP seven years ago, and that persist today. Lauren states:
“If the [legal] system respected the value and dignity of young people, it wouldn’t be a system that incarcerates children.” Joanna agrees: “We as a nation are addicted to caging primarily Brown and Black children and we need to address that addiction.”