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Bomba Workshop Helps New Brunswick Justice System-Involved Youth See How they Connect Culturally

Bomba Workshop Helps New Brunswick Justice System-Involved Youth See How they Connect Culturally

  • 4/11/2019 9:36:00 AM
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New Brunswick, NJ – A special workshop helped a group of justice system-involved youth of diverse backgrounds appreciate their differences while also understanding how their cultures connect. The young people are 14-17 year-olds in New Brunswick Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s Disposition; Community Re-integration Services; and Diversion Community Engagement and Support programs.The YAP participants, who represent several African-American, Central American and Caribbean backgro...
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YAP Board Member Randolph Stone Retiring from University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

YAP Board Member Randolph Stone Retiring from University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

  • 4/10/2019 9:37:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board Member Randolph Stone is retiring after 31 years of service at the University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic. The clinic is where law school professors provide guidance to students and staff as they work to provide services to low-income Chicago residents. A longtime advocate for youth and justice reform, Stone’s many accomplishments include his role in ending mandatory juvenile life sentences without parole. He has mentored many legal practiti...
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Fifteen-Year-Old Guatemalan Girl Describes Hardships Leading Families to Seek U.S. Asylum

  • 4/1/2019 10:05:00 AM
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The voice of a 15-year-old Guatemala girl underscores the importance of #YAPGuatemalaLove, a fundraising campaign launched recently by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. YAP’s goal with the campaign is to increase funding support for its Guatemala sister agency, Siembra Bien, to tackle hardships that lead families in Guatemala to seek U.S. asylum.Providing safe, community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and other out-of-home placements, YAP supports and empowers individuals and ...
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