State and National Policy Reform Initiatives

Strategies for Youth issues statements on decrees, policies and legislation. These are some of our statements.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights urges support for S.4360/H.R.7848, the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act

Strategies for Youth is among the 232 co-signing organizations showing their support for this letter from The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights to the U.S. Congress. The letter urges the House and Senate to cosponsor bills S.4360/H.R.7848, the Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act. This legislation would divert federal funding away from school-based law enforcement and toward evidence-based and trauma-informed services that create positive learning environments.

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Justice Roundtable Coalition Letter to Congress Urging COVID-19 Protections for the Incarcerated

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals incarcerated in and working at U.S. prisons, jails, and detention centers face a public health crisis due to existing unsanitary and overcrowded conditions of confinement. Strategies for Youth is a signatory on this coalition letter to Congress urging provisions in the COVID-19 response package to protect, release, and support reentry of incarcerated people.

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