Policy/Advocacy

The DC Peace Team supports the Restorative Justice Platform for DC government candidates recently developed by the DC Alliance for Restorative Practices and we hope you will too. The DCPT promotes restorative practices as an evidence-based tool for schools and the juvenile justice system to effectively address the “school-to-prison” pipeline.  We care about reducing juvenile delinquency and violence, cultivating positive youth development and community building.

Learn more on how to support restorative justice in DC. __________________________________________________________ The DC Peace Team supports the Youth Promise Act and we hope you will too. The Youth PROMISE Act (HR 2721) is bipartisan legislation that will give our communities the support and funding they need to effectively address youth violence issues by setting up local infrastructure to support effective on-the-ground work. The Act makes an unprecedented investment in evidence-based, locally run prevention & intervention practices that engage and divert at-risk youth proactively, before they slip into a costly cycle of delinquency, crime, violence and incarceration. 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. Visit youthpromiseaction.org for more information & to take action in support of this legislation.

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