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Virtual Presentation to Feature Leaders Who are Disrupting Youth Incarceration and Reforming Systems that Disproportionately Harm Black, Brown and LGBTQ+ Young People

Virtual Presentation to Feature Leaders Who are Disrupting Youth Incarceration and Reforming Systems that Disproportionately Harm Black, Brown and LGBTQ+ Young People

  • 10/8/2020 5:32:00 PM
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Oct. 8, 2020 –  A virtual presentation will highlight how restorative practices, gang-involved individuals, and innovative readiness programs are disrupting youth incarceration and reforming systems that disproportionately harm Black, Brown, and LGBTQ+ young people.The presenters are four social justice leaders and activists -- Founding Director of Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth (RJOY) Fania Davis, PhD, Boston Uncornered Co-Founder and President Michelle Caldeira,   &...
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New Virtual Series to Highlight Justice System and Policing Alternatives

New Virtual Series to Highlight Justice System and Policing Alternatives

  • 8/7/2020 9:38:00 AM
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Aug 7, 2020 -- A virtual three-part national symposium will present alternatives to the kinds of  traditional policing, probation, placement, and parole approaches that have perpetuated systemic injustice. On the Road to Unlocked!: Investing in Our Children and Communities is hosted by The Social Justice Initiative of Bryn Mawr College and Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement.Session one of th...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Joins Call to Action for Protecting Incarcerated Youth from COVID-19

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Joins Call to Action for Protecting Incarcerated Youth from COVID-19

  • 3/23/2020 8:18:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. joins a call to action by advocates across the U.S. to reduce the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk for incarcerated young people. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, YAP partners with child welfare, youth justice, behavioral health and other systems in their efforts to reduce their reliance on out-of-home placements of young people in detention centers, youth prisons and other congregate care.“We believe real caring, rehabilitation and support are best...
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Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

  • 11/15/2019 1:47:00 PM
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Nov. 15, 2019 – At age 16, Ellana Watson, whose mother battled mental illness, was mourning the death of the grandmother who raised her when a school fight led to an expulsion, arrest and charges of assaulting a police officer. Today, Watson is working, completing community college and volunteers in her spare time. She said Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., presented to her as an alternative to youth prison, helped her turn her life around.Watson’s story is one of many that inspir...
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The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

  • 9/20/2019 12:00:00 PM
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Davenport, September 19, 2019In recognition of the tenth anniversary of National Juvenile Justice Action Month as proclaimed by the Washington, D.C.-based the Campaign for Youth Justice, Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken* announced today he will co-host a community forum on juvenile justice issues at Noon on Saturday, October 5. The two-hour-long program -- “Juvenile Justice and Jails” – will be co-hosted by the Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities and held in the Cha...
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