The Youth PROMISE Act (H.R. 1318) is bipartisan legislation that will give our communities the support and funding they need to effectively address youth violence issues. By specifically focusing on violence prevention and intervention strategies, this bill ensures we are funding programs that save lives and give every young person the opportunity to meet his or her potential.
Video: Anthony Kiedis, Flea,
Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck
and others show support the Youth PROMISE Act!
Prominent Public Figures Write President Obama
Urging Criminal Justice Reform and Support for Youth PROMISE Act
Including: Rev. Al Sharpton, Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jim Carrey, Kim Kardashian, Michael Moore, Kerry Washington, Eva Longoria, Russell Simmons, Lil Wayne, many others... Read Letter
Beyond the mass shootings that are justifiably getting so much attention right now, many of our own neighborhoods across the nation are essentially war zones, in which children are faced daily with horrific levels of homicide and violence, and suffer the same kind of post-traumatic stress as our soldiers returning from war.
We believe the Youth PROMISE Act will help greatly in meeting this challenge, empowering communities by building on local strengths to invest in what works to prevent violence with our youth. The Act makes an unprecedented investment in evidence-based, locally designed and run prevention & intervention practices that engage and divert at-risk youth proactively.
Our youth deserve to know that we have their backs. Please show your support for the Youth PROMISE Act!