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.
YSRP staff gathered on February 1, 2023, to celebrate freedom and commemorate the 7th anniversary of the landmark Montgomery v. Louisiana US Supreme Court decision with former Juvenile Lifers, advocates, and movement leaders.
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 Senior Reentry Coordinator John Pace talks with The Jawncast podcast from KYW Newsradio about hiring formerly-incarcerated people.
YSRP staff comments in a recent Daily Kos piece about what justice looks like for children charged as adults in PA.
Read this powerful op-ed by Briannah Stoves, a Youth Leader in the Care, Not Control campaign.
On February 15th, 2022 YSRP welcomed its Interim Executive Director, Bianca van Heydoorn. Bianca comes to YSRP as an established, respected, and trusted leader in the Criminal Justice field.