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.
The Youth Advocacy Project (YAP) at the University of Pennsylvania, a pro bono partnership between Penn Law School and the Penn School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2), kicked off its second year in September.
YSRP is thrilled to see this program grow. We began this year with a training at Penn Law School of over 35 graduate students selected through an application process, to bolster the work of YSRP in three key ways:
- Working on behalf of individual clients: by drafting reports for the court and making referrals to community-based organizations
- Research projects: by gathering case law and other legal support for advocacy positions and policy work
- Community education: by spreading the word about kids in adult court and how to prevent youth from coming in contact with the system; and supporting those who have already had contact with the system