Youth Represent

Youth Represent

New York, NY 10007
Tax ID20-8034010

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About this organization






Youth Represent uses legal services, policy advocacy, peer education, and other tools to build power and opportunity for Black, Latiné, and other youth of color who the criminal legal system and other systems of oppression harm the most. We envision a world where the racist legal system has been dismantled and BIack, Latiné, Indigenous, and other youth of color have the freedom and power to live their full lives.


Community-Lawyering Model: Youth Represent has served 1,131 youth by providing direct legal representation and advice; we have educated 1,787 through 106 Know Your Rights workshops. We worked on 442 cases in employment, housing, education, family, and criminal law, and reviewed criminal histories for 688 youth so they could have an accurate understanding of what will appear on background checks. We also brought on new partner organizations to our community-lawyering model, including Drive Change and the NYC Department of Youth & Community Development's Intern and Earn program.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The purpose of the non-profit is listed in the filing as “Youth represents mission is to ensure that young people affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim lives of dignity, self-fulfillment, and engagement in their communities. we are dedicated to improving the lives and futures of young people affected by the criminal justice system. a conviction, an arrest, or even a simple interaction with police can have lasting consequences for young people, threatening the stability they need to thrive. when our justice system creates barriers to success for youth, we use the law to help them leave the stigma of a criminal record behind. the results of the mass criminalization of young people of color serve as potentially lifelong impediments to the cornerstones of stability we all need. new york city boasts scores of community-based organizations dedicated to helping lift youth out of poverty, but even their best efforts can be thwarted by an arrest or conviction. youth represent fills this gap by providing crit”.

When discussing its operations, they were characterized as: “Ensure that young people affected by the criminal justice system are afforded every opportunity to reclaim lives of dignity, self-fulfillment, and engagement in their communities.”.

  • The non-profit's legally reported state of operation is NY.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit for 2020 shows a total of 23 employees.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue is greater than $1,000,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $153,098.
  • The remuneration plan for the CEO of the organization is based on a review and approval process by a neutral entity.
  • The organization has a written policy that describes how long it will retain documents.
  • The organization has 11 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2006.
  • The organization has a written policy that addresses conflicts of interest.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule J.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $1,388,890 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $154,903 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization provides Form 990 to its governing body.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has a written whistleblower policy.
  • The organization's financial statements were reviewed by an accountant.

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