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Family Fun Day in Toledo

Family Fun Day in Toledo

  • 8/15/2016 1:02:00 PM
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On July 29th, Lucas County YAP held a Family Fun Day for their youth and families.  "It was one of the best days of the summer!" said Program Director Sherri Munn.   Staff members from YAP and Lucas County Juvenile Court to manned activity booths including a bounce house, dunk tank, basketball game, and photo booth.  Concessions included cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.   Musical entertainment was provided by a Lucas County DYS volunteer who DJ'd the event.   Community providers were also...
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Burns Institute Report on DMC Cites YAP's Safely Home

  • 8/4/2016 10:17:00 AM
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"While the overall rate of incarceration of all youth has decreased by 55% since 1997, the rate of incarceration of youth of color continues to rise, marking an alarming pattern." A report by the Burns Institute examines the dispropritionate overrepresentation of youth of color in prisons.   "Stemming the Rising Tide: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Youth Incarceration and Strategies for Change" cites Youth Advocate Programs' report Safely Home and its call for culturally competent, communi...
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Susquehanna County 5K Autism Walk/Run

Susquehanna County 5K Autism Walk/Run

  • 7/28/2016 9:36:00 AM
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Susquehanna County YAP will be holding an Autism Awareness 5K Walk/Run & Family Fun day on August 6 from 9am to 1pm.     Come out to the Route 11 Hallstead Ballfield to enjoy music, food, activities and more!   VISIT OUR EVENT PAGE OR REGISTER FOR THE RACE   Date:  Aug 6, 2016  9am - 1pm Race Time Start:  9am (registration 8-845am) Registration Fee:  $20 Kids Run is FREE!   Proceeds will go to the Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education and Autism Needs and Resources F...
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New Bill Tackling Opioid Epidemic Passes Senate and House

  • 7/18/2016 1:18:00 PM
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The Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) nearly unanimously passed in both the House and the Senate. The bill  would authorize $181 Million in new federal funds to address the nation's opioid and heroin epidemic.  It would also promote alternatives to incarceration for individuals with substance use issues and provide greater access to medication that reverses the effects of opioid overdose. According to the CDC, over 60% of drug overdose deaths are caused from opioids, and the annual...
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