Read this powerful op-ed by Briannah Stoves, a Youth Leader in the Care, Not Control campaign.
The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project was honored on November 16, 2017 along with the Pennsylvania Innocence Project at a reception hosted by the Philadelphia Bar Association. Bar Association Chancellor Deborah Gross introduced YSRP Co-Directors Joanna Visser Adjoian and Lauren Fine, and PA Innocence Project Executive Director Marissa Bluestine, by sharing the many accomplishments both organizations have recently achieved. YSRP was thrilled to receive this honor alongside many of the men and women who have recently returned home after being sentenced to die in prison when they were children, in addition to many YSRP Board and Advisory Board members. The honor was especially meaningful as many of the reception attendees, lawyers and Bar Association members, were instrumental in sharing guidance and advice YSRP germinated from an idea into an organization. YSRP is grateful to receive this honor and recognition, and was thrilled to celebrate with our community.