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Youth Promise Act

Christina Wilkie

Bipartisan Group Of Senators Fights To Help Keep Kids Out Of Prison | Christina Wilkie | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four senators from both ends of the political spectrum will introduce a bill Wednesday that is aimed at keeping at-risk young people out...

Christina Wilkie

A Bill To Keep Kids Out Of Prison Has A New Lease On Life, Thanks To Conservatives | Christina Wilkie | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bill in Congress aimed at preventing crime by keeping at-risk youth out of the prison system could get a major boost this year from an...

Interrupt the Cradle to Prison Pipeline with Empowerment and Support

Matthew Albracht | Posted 11.04.2014 | Impact
Matthew Albracht

The Youth PROMISE Act is bipartisan legislation that uses community decision-making and proven programs to prevent youth violence. This is the kind of bill we could get behind, and it would empower our communities to tackle these issues.

The Political Rise of Restorative Justice

Molly Rowan Leach | Posted 05.26.2014 | Crime
Molly Rowan Leach

Restorative justice, realized in many states and localities as a new framework, views and responds to youth crime with a different lens.

What About Honoring our Own Local Nobel-Worthy Peace Laureates?

Matthew Albracht | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

In big and small ways, many thousands ARE working heroically right in our own cities here in the United States to help ameliorate violence, including the regions that are often called our own domestic "war zones."

Restorative Justice Is on the Rise

Molly Rowan Leach | Posted 09.22.2013 | Crime
Molly Rowan Leach

Restorative Justice is not about excusing crime or letting people off the hook. It's not about forcing forgiveness or even about forgiveness per se. What Restorative Justice is makes it the most powerful answer to the justice predicament that we've yet seen.

Prominent Public Leaders and Entertainers Write Pres. Obama Urging Criminal Justice Reform

Matthew Albracht | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Matthew Albracht

Over one hundred prominent public leaders, entertainers and civil rights icons have signed a letter to President Obama urging him to support extensive criminal justice reform for our youth.  And, specifically, they are calling for his support of the Youth PROMISE Act.

Time to Pass the Youth PROMISE Act

Robin_Wright | Posted 05.20.2013 | Impact

Rather than focusing on ineffective and wasteful "one size fits all" approaches, the Youth PROMISE Act invests in local, culturally and geographically relevant, proven and promising violence prevention and intervention strategies that save lives and enable youth to realize their vast potential.

Dear Sen. Feinstein & Sen. Hatch, Let's Stop Sending Our Kids to Prison!

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

While the average incarceration rate in the United States is 7 times the international average, for blacks the average rate is over 22 times the international average. The Youth PROMISE Act aims to address that.

Where Is the Obama Administration on Juvenile Justice Reform?

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

It's time to see White House leadership for these at risk youth who are failing to receive the help they need and unnecessarily putting our communities at risk from both a public safety and a fiscal perspective.

Lock Em' up and Throw Away the Key

Russell Simmons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russell Simmons

We cannot accept the fact that for the first time in the history of the United States more than one in every 100 adults is locked up in jail or prison.

Mayor Villaraigosa's Failure to Endorse the Youth PROMISE Act is Puzzling and Disappointing

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

This bill continues to promote and devote the vast majority of its resources to expensive failed policies that may exacerbate the gang problem and crime while disproportionately affecting youth of color.

Young People Fight to Push Urban Violence to the Top of Obama's Agenda

Heather Box | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Box

Young people represent 62.5 percent of all murder victims. And for young people of color, the statistics tell an even grimmer story.