RISE for Youth is a nonpartisan organization committed to dismantling the youth prison model and ensuring every space that impacts a young person’s life encourages growth and success. RISE promotes the creation of healthy communities and community-based alternatives to youth incarceration. Our work centers youth and their communities who together, challenge racial and social injustice in Virginia.
Increase the likelihood that youth will become law-abiding adults by investing in communities and community- based alternatives to juvenile justice system involvement.
Reduce the number of youth arrested, referred, under court supervision or committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice.
Close Virginia’s youth prisons and re-invest savings from their closure into evidence-informed, community-based alternatives that will keep youth at home with their families and build healthy communities.
Build a true continuum of evidence-informed placements for youth that cannot safely remain in their homes
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