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 Featured by the Barra Foundation
In “Better outcomes for kids facing time in adult prisons; Redirecting the future for kids facing adult prison sentences,” the Barra Foundation profiles YSRP’s work.
“Imagine spending your life in prison for a dreadful mistake you made at the most reckless time of your life—when you were a teenager, maybe even younger. Imagine having no opportunity to explain that mistake in the context of a traumatic childhood. For hundreds of youth in Pennsylvania each year– most of them from Philadelphia, most of them African American – it’s a reality. In Pennsylvania, kids can be considered an adult in the eyes of the law long before they’re old enough to get a tattoo, drive or vote for the district attorney who’s prosecuting them.” READ MORE.