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YAP Mourns Loss of Alabama Director

YAP Mourns Loss of Alabama Director

  • 3/18/2014 7:00:00 PM
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On March 13th, YAP lost a vivacious and dedicated team member in the passing of Baldwin County, Alabama Program Director Sheri Jernigan-Brown.  Sheri first joined the YAP family in South Carolina, working in both our Charleston and Horry-Georgetown offices before returning to her home state.  Sheri brought her dynamic and infectious passion for our youth and families to Baldwin County, where she worked with juvenile justice involved youth.  She engaged a number of community partne...
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A View from the Front Lines: When Girls are Strong, Communities are Strong

  • 9/24/2013 10:58:00 AM
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by Seyny Dressler, LaVeisha Mobley Cummings and Felicia WellsAs Directors for Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) in Tampa and Orlando Florida, and Savannah Georgia, we have witnessed firsthand many of the extraordinary challenges girls in the juvenile justice system face. Our experiences with girls in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems reveal childhoods that included exposure to trauma, abuse, instability, institutionalization and separation from families.Some girls bounce around fro...
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