ACLU Letter to House Urging Support of Youth PROMISE Act

February 26, 2009
H.R. 1064, Introduced by Reps. Scott (D-VA) and Castle (R-DE)

On behalf of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a non-partisan organization with more than a half million activists and members and 53 affiliates nationwide, we urge you to cosponsor the Youth Prison Reduction through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education (“Youth PROMISE”) Act, recently introduced by Representatives Robert Scott (D-VA) and Michael Castle (R-DE). This bipartisan legislation seeks to address youth violence by providing resources to communities to pursue comprehensive, evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies to decrease juvenile delinquency and criminal street gang activity.

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