It has been an exciting few months since we launched the YSRP this past summer! Our mission is to support young people charged in the adult criminal justice system before, during, and after incarceration. We believe that kids are kids regardless of the crime they are charged with committing. We seek to remind the justice system of this, by implementing a support plan that emphasizes the importance of reentry planning at the very beginning of the child's contact with the courts. Through this effort, our hope is to infuse humanity into a system that too often dehumanizes people. Read more about our mission and three-step model here. As a 10 year old sits in an adult jail in our home state of Pennsylvania (and is given crayons and video games in his cell) we are even more resolute in our belief that we must change the way that children are treated by our justice system. Thank you for joining us on the journey to make that happen.
Lauren & Joanna
YSRP Co-Founders and Co Executive Directors