Come and visit our Youth Advocacy Links and learn about ways to get
young people involved in the process of making change in their communities
and in their lives.
- Youth PROMISE Act
This bill implements the advice we heard over the last year from
over 50 crime policy makers, researchers, practitioners analysts, and law
enforcement officials from across the political spectrum concerning
evidence- and research-based strategies to reduce gang violence and crime.
Under the Youth PROMISE Act, communities facing the greatest youth gang and
crime challenges will form a local council. This council will include
representatives from law enforcement, court services, schools, social
service, health and mental health providers, and community-based
organizations, including faith-based organizations. The council will develop
a comprehensive plan for implementing evidence-based prevention and
intervention strategies. These strategies will be targeted at young people
who are at-risk of becoming involved, or involved in, gangs or the criminal
justice system to redirect them toward productive and law-abiding
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- DREAM Act
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