"If we don't stand up for children, then we don't stand for much.” 
Marian Wright Edelman

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. Has A New Look has gone through an extensive redesign in order to provide more information about the organization and its mission. The website now includes team bios, blog articles, additional resources, ways you can contribute, and more. Be sure to visit frequently for new updates! 

Outreach & Partnerships

To further our mission of expanding the opportunities available for young people, YSRP has developed relationships with attorneys and service providers, as well as resources on the placements and supports available for young people charged and sentenced as adults in PA. In January, YSRP presented to the Philadelphia Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), and in February, to the Delaware County Trial Lawyer's Association. 

Upcoming Events:
YSRP in the News

YSRP has been featured in various media outlets for its innovative work in humanizing the adult criminal justice system's treatment of children. Review the News & Events page to see the local and national press. 
Volunteer Spotlight: Special Thank You

Allison Girone is a Marketing & Communications Specialist at a management services company in its healthcare division. She has been working with YSRP to redesign and maintain our website. Due to her support, YSRP has expanded its online content and messaging to reach a much broader audience. Thank you Ally!
YSRP is a participant in the United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey’s Donor Choice Program. Our designation code is 52350.
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YSRP is excited to announce that we are a part of the Capital One Network for Good program.  This enables you to use a Capital One credit card to donate to YSRP, with no fees taken out.  
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YSRP Mailing Address:
1900 Market Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103