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.
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.
YSRP receives support from The NBA Foundation to implement meaningful reentry work, in partnership with youth, in and around Philadelphia.
YSRP Co-Director Joanna Visser Adjoian was presented with the Changemaker Award at Uplift Solutions' Hardship to Hope reception.
The PA Juvenile Justice Task Force issued its final recommendations to overhaul the juvenile justice system on June 21, 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.