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No Throwaway Kids

No Throwaway Kids

  • 3/4/2016 8:38:00 AM
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In this Huffington Post blog, Shaena Fazal, YAP National Policy Director, urges politicians and the public to stop treating youth in conflict with the law like throwaway kids by confining them.  She points to new polling data that suggests the majority of Americans agree that youth can be taught to take responsibility for their actions without resorting to incarceration.   "The time is right to focus our energy and resources on bringing and keeping young people safely home and abandoning the yo...
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JJ Organizations Share Policy Platform for JJ Reform with Presidential Candidates

JJ Organizations Share Policy Platform for JJ Reform with Presidential Candidates

  • 2/26/2016 9:27:00 AM
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Nine national juvenile justice organizations developed a policy platform for juvenile justice reform and shared it with all Presidential candidates. Please CLICK HERE to read more. February 23, 2016 Dear Presidential Candidate, We know you care about keeping our communities safe, ensuring the welfare of our children, and guaranteeing a fair and equitable justice system for all. While there are realistic, sensible policies and programs that can help us realize these goals, our current justice...
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Pay-for-Success Watch: Youth Advocate Programs Enters the PFS Fray

  • 2/12/2016 1:22:00 PM
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by John Kellyreprinted with permission from The Chronicle of Social Change Youth Services Insider has learned that Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), one of the few national providers of community-based programs for juvenile offenders, has entered into its first pay-for-success (PFS) venture. The Harrisburg, Penn.-based outfit is partnering with several foundations and stakeholders in Indiana on a two-year, $800,000 project to serve youth in Marion County, better known to the world as Indianapolis...
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YAP Youth Help Community Dig Out From Snowstorm

  • 1/28/2016 10:12:00 AM
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After a recent snowstorm that dumped nearly 3 feet of snow on her city, Lebanon, PA mayor Sherry Capello called on Youth Advocate Programs to help dig out the snowed-in residents. Supervised by their advocates, youth in the program provided snow removal service to eldery community members. YAP Vice Presdient Carla Benway observed, "Our work at YAP is not just about preventing or reducing behaviors in youth that put them at risk of any number of negative outcomes; rather, the real life changing ...
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