A Lifeline of Hope for our Youth
The Youth PROMISE Act (Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education) is bipartisan legislation (H.R. 1318 & S. 1307) that will give our communities the support and funding they need to effectively address youth violence issues. By specifically focusing on violence prevention and intervention strategies, this bill ensures we are funding programs that save lives and give every young person the opportunity to meet his or her potential.
The Act will help engage and divert at-risk youth proactively — before they slip into cycles of violence, incarceration and despair. Importantly, these community-based practices have been shown to reduce rates of violence more effectively and at a substantially lower cost than criminal enforcement and incarceration.
Implementing powerful evidence-based prevention/intervention strategies, will help interrupt the tragic cradle to prison pipeline that remains far too common today.
The Youth PROMISE Act will be a beacon of hope and real possibility for youth and communities across the country and in many cases, save lives.
This is the year, let’s make this happen!
Learn more at www.youthpromiseaction.org