The Safely Home Campaign is a national movement to keep youth safe and with their families by building and supporting strong communities, returning kids from out-of-home placements, and keeping youth safely home with the support they need to reach their full potential and improving community safety.
The Campaign promotes a framework that any community or system can adopt to promote racial equity, family cohesion, community capacity, neighborhood safety and better use of resources all while improving outcomes for young people and reducing the use of institutions. Initiated by Youth Advocate Program (YAP), the Safely Home Campaign relies on collaborations with systems, policymakers, advocates and practitioners to achieve its six goals.
A brief overview of the Campaign in a printable 4-page booklet.
This infographic compares what a community has to offer vs. a youth prison.
This report outlines the elements of effective community-based alternatives for youth experiencing serious and complex needs in the juvenile justice system.
This report advocates for transforming our approach to young people in conflict with the law by growing community capacity and resources.