Youth PROMISE Act Summary

Release Date: August 19, 2009
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This document provides a summary of the Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1064/S.435), which has bipartisan support and over 225 cosponsers, shifts the policy paradigm from ineffective punishment and incarceration to evidence-based prevention and intervention to address juvenile delinquency. The Youth PROMISE Act is a helpful response to the pipeline to prison crisis because it takes major steps to substitute the pipeline to prison with a pipeline to successful adulthood for many of our youths.

For more information on this bill, visit Representative Bobby Scott's webpage on the Youth PROMISE Act.