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YAP Regional Director Bob Swanson Interviewed by PA State Rep Frank Ryan

YAP Regional Director Bob Swanson Interviewed by PA State Rep Frank Ryan

  • 5/4/2020 9:02:00 AM
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When Pennsylvania State Representative Frank Ryan asked his constituents how COVID19 is impacting their lives, Central PA Regional Director Bob Swanson encouraged him to look at YAP’s program participants, families and staff.A large part of Ryan’s District is in Lebanon County, where Bob lives and works. Central PA YAP provides community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement for young people involved in youth justice, child welfare, behavioral health and developmental disabilit...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Responds to COVID19 with  #GivingTuesdayNow Global Day of Giving and Unity

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Responds to COVID19 with #GivingTuesdayNow Global Day of Giving and Unity

  • 5/1/2020 8:43:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is joining the May 5th #GivingTuesdayNow Global Day of Giving and Unity. A national nonprofit, YAP hopes to generate awareness and donations to support community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement.#GivingTuesdayNow is an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. The Tuesday, May 5th, global call to action will generate support for communities and nonprofits like YAP that are impacted by the COVID-19 pande...
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YAP Mourns Paul DeMuro, Youth Justice Pioneer

YAP Mourns Paul DeMuro, Youth Justice Pioneer

  • 4/23/2020 10:26:00 AM
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The youth justice community lost a powerful advocate on Tuesday, April 21st, and YAP lost a dear friend and mentor. Paul DeMuro was an early pioneer in juvenile justice reform. He spent his career working to close youth prisons and to make life better for youth and their families all over the country.Paul was a wonderfully positive, visionary person who was a critical and effective advocate for young people. He had a deep reserve of compassion combined with a towering intellect that present...
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YAP COVID-19 Fund Supports Young People Who’d Otherwise be Incarcerated or in Congregate Care

YAP COVID-19 Fund Supports Young People Who’d Otherwise be Incarcerated or in Congregate Care

  • 3/24/2020 4:05:00 PM
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Challenged by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. has created a special fund to deliver home-based services to young people who would otherwise be in youth prisons or congregate care facilities.YAP partners with child welfare, youth justice, behavioral health and other systems in 29 states and the District of Columbia to provide safe community-based alternatives to out-of-home placement. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the greatest challenge in ...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Joins Call to Action for Protecting Incarcerated Youth from COVID-19

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Joins Call to Action for Protecting Incarcerated Youth from COVID-19

  • 3/23/2020 8:18:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. joins a call to action by advocates across the U.S. to reduce the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk for incarcerated young people. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, YAP partners with child welfare, youth justice, behavioral health and other systems in their efforts to reduce their reliance on out-of-home placements of young people in detention centers, youth prisons and other congregate care.“We believe real caring, rehabilitation and support are best...
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