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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 8:37:00 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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PA My Clean Slate law Author Rep. Sheryl Delozier Meets with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc.

PA My Clean Slate law Author Rep. Sheryl Delozier Meets with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc.

  • 1/13/2019 9:44:00 AM
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Harrisburg, Pa. -- PA Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) joined Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. leaders gathering this week for a public policy training in Harrisburg. Rep. Delozier authored a new Pa. law that seals records of second- and third-degree misdemeanor convictions after 10 years if there has been no subsequent arrest, prosecution or conviction. YAP, founded 44 years ago in Harrisburg, is receiving increased recognition for being a cost-effective community-based alternative to yout...
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Youth Advocate Programs Joins Jack & Jill of Greater Essex County Chapter, Jelani Cobb & Other Influencers for a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform

Youth Advocate Programs Joins Jack & Jill of Greater Essex County Chapter, Jelani Cobb & Other Influencers for a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform

  • 10/26/2018 10:15:00 AM
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With a history lesson connecting the dots between the U.S. slave economy and wealth generated from today’s prison system, author, writer and Columbia University Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism William Jelani Cobb headlined a Critical Conversation on Justice Reform. The event was hosted Sun., Oct. 21, in Basking Ridge, N.J. by Greater Essex County Chapter (GECC) of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., the nation’s oldest and largest organization of African American Mot...
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YAP Statement on Border Crisis

YAP Statement on Border Crisis

  • 6/21/2018 2:55:00 PM
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Since Youth Advocate Programs' founding in 1975 our sole mission has been to keep families together and at home in their communities with intensive support. We believe that institutions are no place for children and no place for families. We believe that every single person has strengths, gifts and basic human dignity. We believe we need a better solution going forward than detaining families together in tent cities, shelters, detention centers or worse. We are rooted in American commun...
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Philadelphia Hearing Presented a Powerful Case Against Institutionalizing Kids

Philadelphia Hearing Presented a Powerful Case Against Institutionalizing Kids

  • 5/21/2018 8:54:00 AM
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Anyone who believes in jailing troubled kids and teens should have been at City Hall in Philadelphia last week. One young woman, Qilah, testified, “People should have asked me why I was late to school or not showing up, but no one asked me, they just took me away.”YAP National Policy Director Shaena Fazal and Regional Leader Randall Sims participated in the hearing and spoke about YAP's history of successfully keeping high-risk kids at home and away from juvenile detention a...
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