The Pennsylvania Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is a group of individuals and organizations dedicated to ensuring a fair chance for all of Pennsylvania’s children. The PA Coalition for the Fair Sentencing of Youth was formed in the fall of 2009 to organize individuals and organizations from across the state to work toward the abolition of life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders (JLWOP). JLWOP occurs when a child commits a crime below the age of eighteen and is sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole. Our coalition believes that this practice is ineffective, costly, and inhumane.

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