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University of Chicago Crime and Education Labs’ evaluation of Choose to Change suggests promise in improving life outcomes for Chicago’s youth

  • 2/21/2020 12:29:00 PM
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Chicago, IL – Today, the University of Chicago Crime Lab and Education Lab released the preliminary results of a multi-year evaluation of the Choose to Change (C2C) program. Choose to Change: Your Mind, Your Game (C2C) — co-developed and implemented by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. and Children’s Home & Aid — combines intensive wraparound and mentoring services that focus on addressing each young person’s specific needs, with trauma-informed cognitive beha...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Names Emma T. Chen General Counsel

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Names Emma T. Chen General Counsel

  • 2/6/2020 1:15:00 PM
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HARRISBURG, PA (Feb. 6, 2020) – Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. has named Emma T. Chen General Counsel. She succeeds Martin D’Urso, who retired at the end of 2019. YAP partners with youth justice, child welfare and other systems to deliver community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and the institutional placement of young people in behavioral health, drug treatment, developmental disabilities or congregate foster care facilities.Before joining YAP, Chen was an employment...
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St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

  • 1/22/2020 12:52:00 PM
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St. Lawrence County, NY (SLC) YAP County Program Director Cynthia Mosier put together a collage of photos from the community’s recent Girl Scouts cookie kickoff at the Norwood-Norfolk Central School.  The event gave 450 Girl Scouts from 42 troops an opportunity to give back to their community by helping children they may or may not know.Pictured are images from Mosier’s collage where she and YAP Training Program Director Emily Doelger picked up  about 70 bags that the ...
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TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org Chronicles Lives Changed by Youth Justice and Social Services Systems Reform

TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org Chronicles Lives Changed by Youth Justice and Social Services Systems Reform

  • 12/18/2019 12:54:00 PM
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Dec. 18, 2019 —TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org launches today, chronicling the lives of families, advocates and program practitioners on the front lines of the youth justice, child welfare and social services systems reform movement.TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org was developed by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., a four decades-old nonprofit provider of holistic community-based programs that serve as an alternative to youth detention/incarceration and out-of-home placement/family separation. A...
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Innovative Alternative to Youth Incarceration and Out-of-Home Placement Now Serving Los Angeles Families

Innovative Alternative to Youth Incarceration and Out-of-Home Placement Now Serving Los Angeles Families

  • 12/3/2019 10:39:00 AM
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Los Angeles, Ca. (December 3, 2019) -- Standing a block away from her Jordan Downs apartment in Watts, Abriana, 15, reflects on her life and its dramatic turn for the better.“Before I thought I was just going to be a lowlife; like I wasn’t going to have a future,” she said.Several months ago, Abriana spent a night in youth detention facing burglary charges. As part of her probation, she was connected to Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.“Now that I came to YAP, I know th...
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