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 applauds the Fortune Society, which has sued a private (giant) landlord over its blanket refusal to rent apartments to people with a criminal record: the policy automatically excludes people with records, regardless of the nature of the conviction, the amount of time that has lapsed since the conviction, evidence of rehabilitation, or any other factor related to whether a specific person poses any threat to safety. Practices like this prevent people from moving on with their lives and contributing to their communities.
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