Youth Represent was among the recipients of Outten & Golden’s 2017 Public Interest Awardees. Since 2008, Outten & Golden has recognized a single nonprofit organization each year, but announced that this year, “in response to a rising tide of intolerance,” they would recognize three groups fighting for the civil rights of vulnerable communities. Youth Represent was proud to stand alongside Council on Islamic-American Relations-NY and the NYS Youth Leadership Council in accepting the award.
Youth Represent has been working in partnership with Outten & Golden on a number of employment discrimination cases. We are leveraging their firm capacity with our expertise in serving youth to bring cases on behalf of justice-involved young people who are being denied jobs because of their criminal histories–in violation of New York State law and New York City’s ban-the-box law.