YSRP Pilot Program Has Launched
YSRP has begun accepting cases of children facing criminal charges in adult court, who have non-Defender counsel. Our goal is to increase the opportunities available to children at sentencing, throughout incarceration, and upon reentry to the community. We do this by telling the stories of individual children and their families in an effort to transfer cases to the juvenile justice system or to secure more rehabilitative sentences and services that will address the underlying issues that led to their involvement with the justice system. By providing intensive, individualized case management support throughout placement in either the juvenile or adult system and upon release, YSRP endeavors to turn contact with the justice system into as positive an intervention as possible.