Since 1985, the Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) has served as a catalyst for change as communities seek to prevent and address addiction, trauma, crime and mental illness. It brings community leaders and stakeholders together to address these challenges at the grassroots level through prevention, mediation and restorative justice programs for individuals and families. It serves as the parent organization for the CT Justice Alliance and Public Allies CT, two Foundation grantee partners, as well as the local youth justice advocacy coalition and one of CT’s three major gang violence interruption programs. RYASAP operates the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition and annually publishes the State of the Child in Bridgeport report that documents poverty, health, education and other child data. This grant provides general operating support for RYASAP in its mission to be the catalyst in communities to ensure the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults and families and free them of the harm of crime, violence and substance abuse.