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Youth Advocate Programs Partners with Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services to Prepare Youth to Transition to Workforce after Placement

Youth Advocate Programs Partners with Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services to Prepare Youth to Transition to Workforce after Placement

  • 11/1/2018 2:50:00 PM
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In just a few weeks, T reaches a critical crossroads. He just turned 18 and will soon be released from Loysville Youth Development Center after serving more than four years. Loysville is operated by PA’s Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services.A Philadelphia native, T has been in residential placement off and on since he was 11. “I was the oldest of four and we lived in the projects,” he said. “My mother had gotten laid off and I didn’t want to see her struggle. My...
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Participants in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Alternative Incarceration Program to View and Discuss Issues Related to The Hate U Give

Participants in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. Alternative Incarceration Program to View and Discuss Issues Related to The Hate U Give

  • 10/19/2018 11:53:00 AM
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 For More InformationContact Kelly Williamskdwilliams@yapinc.org202-604-7061Camden County, NJ -- On Oct. 25, all seats for the 5:30 Camden County, N.J. The Hate U Give showing will be reserved for Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), a community-based alternative to youth incarceration and institutional confinement. The Hate U Give is based on Angie Thomas’ young-adult novel about a 16-year-old girl who witnesses the shooting by a police officer of her close friend.Shootings by the police o...
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Philadelphia Nonprofit to Celebrate Four Decades as a Successful Community-Based Alternative to Youth Prison and Detention

  • 10/11/2018 9:03:00 AM
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Philadelphia, PA (Oct. 11, 2018) – At Philadelphia Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc.’s Oct. 17 open house, 100 youth in community-based detention will help present college scholarships to young people who not long ago stood in their shoes. The open house will bring current and former YAP participants and families together with juvenile justice, social services and other professionals who for four decades have referred thousands of individuals to the program as an alternative to...
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OJJDP Study Finds YAP Involvement Positively Impacts Youth

OJJDP Study Finds YAP Involvement Positively Impacts Youth

  • 9/26/2017 12:48:00 PM
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The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) has released a study of justice-involved youth enrolled in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP). The study was completed by Dr. Michael J. Karcher, Ed.D., Ph.D, of the University of Texas, San Antonio and co-written by Dr. David Johnson, Ph.D. of Wake Forest University and was comprised of two parts.The first part of the study used a quasi-experimental research method to examine the impact of YAP Advocacy model for 164 young people in YA...
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YAP Saving Taxpayers Money in Lebanon, PA

  • 9/20/2017 10:15:00 AM
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Lebanon County PA Juvenile Probation saved $400,000 during the past fiscal year and increased community safety through a partnership with Youth Advocate Programs.  YAP's community-based treatment services are cheaper than residential placement.  "We've been able to provide community protection, treatment to the juveniles, but still be fiscally responsible at the same time," said Sue Christner, Deputy Director of Lebanon County Probation Services, Juvenile Unit.  ...
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