Care, Not Control was first formed in 2020 in direct response to the creation of the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force. The Village of Arts and Humanities convened the coalition, and its co-founding members include advocates and youth leaders from the Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP), Juvenile Law Center, and The Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project (YASP).

Autumn Talley

Campaign Director


Anahi Figueora Martinez

Youth Organizer


We, the undersigned 62 organizations, groups, and experts endorse the Care, Not Control campaign to end youth incarceration in PA

Youth United for Change
Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project
Youth First Initiative
Youth Empowerment for Advancement Hangout
YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School
Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project
Youth Advocate Program
The Village of Arts and Humanities
The Sentencing Project
The Monkey & The Elephant
TCRC Community Healing Center
Students Run Philly Style
Sean E Snyder, LCSW
Sarah Katz, Associate Clinical Professor of Law,
Temple Beasley School of Law
Rock to the Future
Reclaim Philadelphia
Philly SocFem
Philly Neighborhood Networks
Phillips Black
Philadelphia Student Union
Philadelphia Reentry Think Tank
Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
Philadelphia Bail Fund
People’s Paper Coop
One Pennsylvania
National Juvenile Justice Network
National Juvenile Defender Center
National Crittenton

Movement Alliance Project
Lilac Philly
Lauren Cliggitt, LCSW Trauma Therapist, Social Worker
LandHealth Institute
Kristine Polizzano, MS. Juvenile Justice Specialist
Kate A. Whiteaker, Esq. Juvenile Defense Attorney
Kara Finck, Practice Professor of Law,
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Juvenile Law Center
Justice Policy Institute
Justice For Families, LTD
Judge Accountability Table
John A. Rich, MD, MPH
Hopeworks Camden
George M. Zeleznik, Head of School
Frontlinedads Inc.
Ellen Skilton, Professor
Education Law Center-PA
Delaware County Office of the Public Defender
Decarcerate PA
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Chandra Bleice, Esq.
Black and Brown Workers Cooperative
Attic Youth Center
Atlantic Center for Capital Representation
Amistad Law Project
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
Abolitionist Law Center
215 Peoples Alliance
1Hood Power