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August 10, 2020

The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) seeks a Development & Operations Coordinator, a full-time position that will work remotely for the foreseeable future, and subsequently will be based in Philadelphia.

About YSRP

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April 1, 2020

For two weeks, the 16-year-old was locked in a cell at George W. Hill Correctional Facility, in what the staff called “quarantine," but looked and felt like solitary confinement.

Caleb Campbell, from Upper Chichester, was allowed out of the cell — where he was being hel...

March 26, 2020

PhillyConnect’s mission is to keep youth out of jail for life. We accomplish our mission by supporting justice system impacted youth and families as they rebuild communities from within. Our program offers community-based alternatives to connect court-involved youth to...

February 5, 2020

Fredrick Butcher and Jeff M. Kretschmar - February 4, 2020

As the juvenile justice system has evolved, the use of statistics and data to inform decision-making have become commonplace. Risk assessment in the juvenile justice system is widely used across the United State...

January 30, 2020

For many teens, turning 18 is a milestone marked by celebration, a rite of passage that comes with a sense of independence, freedom and excitement about the future.

On William Bentley’s 18th birthday, he woke up in the juvenile unit of a Philadelphia prison and was told...

January 29, 2020

The Giving Circle of the Philadelphia Chapter of The Transition Network is committed to improving the community through collective philanthropy, and to promoting projects that make it possible for women and or children/youth to have the resources, support, and opportun...

November 4, 2019

Transforming Justice: Bringing Pennsylvania’s Young People Safely Home from Juvenile Justice Placements

There is broad consensus that incarcerating youth in the juvenile justice system is both dangerous and ineffective. Secure facilities and other juvenile justice place...

September 19, 2019

The Essential Role of Juvenile Diversion

In 2016, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention began awarding grants to states seeking to revamp their juvenile diversion policies and practices, with the goal of reducing formal system contact, improving yout...

September 19, 2019

On Track: How Well Are State Preparing Youth in the Juvenile Justice System for Employment

In 2019, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center partnered with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators to conduct a 50-state survey on the provision of...

September 4, 2019

Number of Children Charged as Adults in Philly Has Dropped Substantially Under DA Larry Krasner

Adam Hermann - August 31, 2019

The number of children charged as adults in Philadelphia dropped substantially in the first year of Larry Krasner's time as the city's district...

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