Give our children the opportunities they deserve

May 01 2009

Gangs have plagued Black communities across the country for decades. Finally, we have a chance to change our country's approach to this problem by offering young people real alternatives to gangs--instead of just locking them up and throwing them into a system that often turns them into hardened criminals.

The Youth PROMISE Act, introduced by Rep. Bobby Scott, is a bold attempt at change and it needs all the support it can get to become a reality.

Please take a moment to add your voice, and ask your friends and family to do the same.

This campaign has concluded.

Areas: Criminal Justice

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