Founded in 1986, The Sentencing Project (TSP) is a research and advocacy organization that identifies the most pressing problems in the nation’s criminal legal system and translates evidence-based solutions into advocacy campaigns to address and overcome these issues. In recent years, TSP has made a strong commitment to being the national resource center for youth justice reform, including a focus on young adults up to age 25. It supports states that have already raised the age of juvenile jurisdiction, such as CT and NY, and promotes raise the age efforts in the last three states that treat 17-year-olds as adults (GA, WI and TX). This grant provides general operating support for TSP and its mission to promote effective and humane responses to crime that minimize imprisonment and criminalization of youth and adults by promoting racial, ethnic, economic and gender justice.
Continuing the Legacy of Youth Justice Reform
This grant provides support for The Sentencing Project’s of the Campaign for Youth Justice (CFYJ), a longtime grantee partner of the Foundation. The Sentencing Project (TSP) is a highly respected justice reform organization that is a go-to resource for advocates, policymakers and the media on many issues, including the spread of COVID-19 in youth facilities. Building on CFYJ’s 15 years of impactful youth justice work, The Sentencing Project (TSP) will support Raise the Age (RTA) campaigns in Georgia, Texas, Wisconsin and Missouri. Locally, TSP will assist New York advocates working to extend “youthful offender” status from to age 24 and Connecticut advocates seeking to remove children under the age of 18 from the Manson Youth Correctional Institution in Cheshire.