Philadelphia, PA – December 2023 – The Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project (YSRP) is proud to announce its partnership with the Philadelphia 76ers Assist for Safe Communities initiative. This partnership…
After a rigorous national search led by YSRP’s Board of Directors and supported by Monday Morning Consultants, YSRP is thrilled to announce Bianca van Heydoorn as the new Executive Director.
On November 22, 2022, PBS Newshour aired a segment spotlighting Pennsylvania's practice of automatically charging children as adults, and the movement to end it.
Care, Not Control: The Album is now available for download! The Album showcases the talents, hopes, and dreams of young people directly impacted by the criminal legal system who are leaders in the campaign.
Don “Ike” Jones was one of more than 100 attendees of the inaugural Freedom Celebration hosted by our partners at the Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth in Washington, DC. There, he was interviewed by NPR's Carrie Johnson.
YSRP’s Co-Founders and C-Directors, Joanna Visser Adjoian and Lauren Fine, were recently named Juvenile Justice Champions, a recognition bestowed by Generation Change Philly. This honor spotlights and uplifts changemakers in…
Reporter Jo Piazza of The Philadelphia Citizen details the power of YSRP’s Intergenerational Healing Circles in her August 5, 2021 article.
The PA Juvenile Justice Task Force issued its final recommendations to overhaul the juvenile justice system on June 21, 2021.
YSRP Reentry Coordinator John Pace was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered with Ari Shapiro on April 22, 2021.
YSRP’s Lauren Fine joined Rep. Rabb, Josh Glenn of YASP, and Secretary of Pardons Brandon Flood in a PennLive Town Hall on March 23, 2021 about the need to stop charging children as adults in PA.