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Since the Youth PROMISE Act has been introduced cities across the country have come out in support of the legislation and its intent.

Resolutions and letters from Cities in support of the Youth PROMISE Act:

City of Los Angeles, CA City of Hampton, VA
City of East Cleveland, OH City of Newport News, VA
City of Philadelphia, PA City of Pasadena, CA
City of Pittsburgh, PA City of Richmond, VA
Santa Fe County, NM City of Portsmouth, VA
City of Norfolk, VA

In addition to the support of Student Peace Alliance and The Peace Alliance, the following organizations have endorsed the Youth PROMISE Act:

International Organizations

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE), International International Community Corrections Association
Continental Societies, Incorporated Penal Reform International
Covenant House International World Vision
Human Rights Watch

National Organizations

Afterschool Alliance National Association of Secondary School Principals
Alliance for Children and Families National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (NBC-LEO)
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) National Black Police Association
American Bar Association National Center for Youth Law
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) National Consortium of TASC (Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities) Programs
American Correctional Association National Council for Community Behavioral Health
American Council of Chief Defenders National Council of La Raza
American Federation of School Administrators, AFL-CIO National Council on Crime and Delinquency
American Federation of Teachers (AFT) National Council on Educating Black Children
American Jewish Congress National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges (NCJFCJ)
American Psychological Association National Council for Urban (Gang) Peace, Justice and Empowerment
Asian American Justice Center National Education Association
ASPIRA, Inc. National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health
Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law National Head Start Association
Boy Scouts of America National Hire Network
Boys and Girls Clubs of America National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Campaign for Youth Justice National Juvenile Defender Center
Catholic Charities USA National Juvenile Detention Association
Center for Children’s Law and Policy National Juvenile Justice Network
Child Welfare League of America National Network for Youth
Children's Defense Fund National Organization of Black Law Enforcement
Coalition for Juvenile Justice National Organization of Concerned Black Men, Inc.
Coalition on Human Needs National Partnership for Juvenile Services
Correctional Education Association National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
Council for Educators of At-Risk and Delinquent Youth National Trust for the Development of African-American Men
Council for Opportunity in Education National Urban League
Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) National Women’s Law Center
Family Justice Open Society Policy Center
Federal CURE Presbyterian Church (USA), Washington Office
Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Prison Legal News
Girls Inc. Prisons Foundation
Immigrant Justice Network Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
Institute for Community Peace Southern Poverty Law Center
Justice Policy Institute The Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, Law and Policy Section
Juvenile Justice Trainers Association The Rebecca Project for Human Rights
Leadership Conference on Civil Rights The School Social Work Association of America
League of Young Voters The Sentencing Project
Legal Action Center Therapeutic Communities of America (TCA)
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Time Dollar Youth Court
Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office TimeBanks USA
Mental Health America Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund (MALDEF) United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries
National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
National African-American Drug Policy Coalition, Inc. United Neighborhood Centers of America
National Alliance of Black School Educators U.S. Conference of Mayors
National Alliance to End Homelessness U.S. Dream Academy
National Alliance for Faith and Justice U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (USPRA)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) VOICES for America's Children
National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice W. Haywood Burns Institute
National Association of Counties (NACo) Washington Office on Latin America
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Youth Law Center
National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies Youth Matter America

State Organizations

ACLU of Illinois (IL) Latin American Youth Center (DC)
ACLU of North Carolina (NC) Leaders in Community Alternatives, Inc. (CA)
ACLU of Ohio (OH) Life Pieces to Masterpieces, Inc. (DC)
Action for Children North Carolina (NC) Law Office of Anthony J. Keber (MA)
Advocates for Children and Youth (MD) Maryland CURE
Alabama Youth Justice Coalition (AL) Marylaned Juvenile Justice Coalition (MD)
Alston Wilkes Society (SC) Maryland Office of the Public Defender (MD)
Alturas Mas Altas (CA) Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania (PA)
Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Office of Restorative Justice (CA) Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency (MI)
Asian Law Caucus (CA) Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center, Juvenile Law and Policy Clinic,
ATTIC Correctional Services, Inc. (WI) University of Richmond School of Law (VA)
Barrios Unidos – Santa Cruz Chapter (CA) Midwest Juvenile Defender Center (IL)
Barrios Unidos – Virginia Chapter (VA) Minnesota Juvenile Justice Coalition (MN)
CASA of Maryland, Inc. (MD) Mississippi CURE (MS)
Center for Community Alternatives (NY) Mississippi Youth Justice Project (MS)
Central American Legal Assistance (NY) New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NH)
Chicago Area Project (IL) New Jersey Association on Correction (NJ)
Children's Action Alliance (AZ) New Mexico Council on Crime and Delinquency (NM)
Children's Campaign, Inc. (FL) New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (NM)
Citizens for Juvenile Justice (MA) Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (CA)
City of New York Department of Juvenile Justice (NY) Parents Who Care Coalition (SD)
Columbia Heights Shaw Family Collaborative (DC) Parents, Youth, Children and Family Training Institute (AL)
Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance (CT) Partnership for Safety and Justice (OR)
Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office (CA) Peace in the Hood (OH)
Correctional Association of New York (NY) Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PR)
Council for Children’s Rights (NC) Public Justice Center (MD)
DC Alliance of Youth Advocates (DC) PTA of Illinois (IL)
DC NAACP Youth Council (DC) Quad A For KIDS / A Rochester Area Community Foundation Initiative (NY)
Delaware Center for Justice (DE) Southern Juvenile Defender Center (AL)
Equal Justice Initiative (AL) Texas Criminal Justice Coalition (TX)
Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY) (DC) The Fortune Society (NY)
Faith Communities for Families and Children (CA) The Law Offices of Public Defender Bennett H. Brummer
Families & Allies of Virginia’s Youth (VA) (Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office) (FL)
Families & Friends of La.'s Incarcerated Children (LA) The Pendulum Foundation (CO)
Families Moving Forward (CT) The Poor People's Alliance, Connecticut Chapter (CT)
Florida Public Defender Association, Inc. (FL) The S.T.O.P. Family Investment Center at Oakmont North (VA)
Florida Public Defender, Fourth Judicial Circuit (FL) Southern Juvenile Defender Center (AL)
Florida Families for Fair Sentences (FL) Southern Poverty Law Center (AL)
Franklin County Public Defender (OH) Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth (TN)
Fusion Partnerships, Inc. (MD) UNC Juvenile Justice Clinic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law (NC)
Hispanic Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (OH) United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries (OH)
Homies Unidos (CA) Virginia Coalition for Juvenile Justice (VA)
H.O.P.E., Inc (KS) Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education (VA)
Identity, Inc. (MD) Virginia Commonwealth University Center for School-Community Collaboration (VA)
John Howard Association of Illinois (IL) Virginia CURE (VA)
JustChildren (VA) VOICES for Alabama’s Children (AL)
Justice for DC Youth (DC) VOICES for Children in Nebraska (NE)
Juvenile Court Judges of California (CA) VOICES for Ohio's Children (OH)
Juvenile Justice Center of Suffolk University Law School (NY) Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WA)
Juvenile Justice Coalition (OH) Washington Defender Association (WA)
Juvenile Justice Initiative of Illinois (IL) Washington Defender Association's Immigration Project (WA)
Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (LA) Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (PA)
Kansas CURE (KS) Youth Advocacy Project of the Committee for Public Counsel Services (MA)
Keeping Our Kids Safe: The Newport News Violence Prevention Network (VA) Young America Works Public Charter School (DC)
L.A. Youth Justice Coalition (CA)

Elected Officials and Academics

Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff, County of Los Angeles (CA) Jolanta Juszkiewicz, Ph.D., American University (D.C.)
Donna M. Bishop, Northeastern University (MA) The Honorable Kelvin Roldán, Connecticut State Representative
Susan J. Carstens, Psy.D., L.P. Juvenile Specialist, Crystal Police Dept. (MN) Tony Roshan Samara, George Mason University (VA)
The Honorable Toni Harp, Connecticut State Senator Earle Williams, Psy.D. Hampton University, (VA)
The Honorable Alice L. Bordsen, North Carolina State Representatives Aaron Kupchik, Ph.D., University of Delaware