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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black Leading 12-Year-old Trevon to the Goalpost – on and off the Field

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black Leading 12-Year-old Trevon to the Goalpost – on and off the Field

  • 9/26/2019 9:38:00 AM
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When Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Omar Black met 11-year-old Trevon, he knew the kid was smart and talented. Never mind that Trevon had missed a lot of his sixth -grade classes and that when he was in school, he often found himself getting suspended.  Like Trevon, Omar grew up in Schenectady, NY’s Mount Pleasant-Hamilton Hill neighborhood, where he experienced firsthand what it’s like to be a kid whose challenges can quickly lead to missteps, labels, and out-of-h...
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The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

  • 9/20/2019 11:00:00 AM
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Davenport, September 19, 2019In recognition of the tenth anniversary of National Juvenile Justice Action Month as proclaimed by the Washington, D.C.-based the Campaign for Youth Justice, Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken* announced today he will co-host a community forum on juvenile justice issues at Noon on Saturday, October 5. The two-hour-long program -- “Juvenile Justice and Jails” – will be co-hosted by the Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities and held in the Cha...
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Marion County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s Support of Exploited Children is Personal

Marion County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s Support of Exploited Children is Personal

  • 9/18/2019 8:32:00 AM
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For George Milsap and Tallulah Easley, fighting on behalf of children exploited sexually or in any way is personal. As survivors, themselves, of childhood abuse and exploitation, their personal experiences fuel their passion for their work at Marion County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. A community-based alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement, Marion County YAP serves children and families referred by Marion County Superior Court Juvenile Division.Milsap, who made his ...
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Baltimore YAP Introduces New Penn North Safe Streets Team at Community Resource Fair

Baltimore YAP Introduces New Penn North Safe Streets Team at Community Resource Fair

  • 8/27/2019 7:47:00 AM
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This year’s Baltimore Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. back-to-school resource fair at Cumberland and Carey Park introduced a new resource to the neighborhood. YAP, which partners with Maryland Department of Juvenile Services (DJS) as an alternative to youth incarceration, recently became Baltimore’s Penn North Safe Streets program provider.Safe Streets works as a public health approach to reducing shootings and homicides in communities in Baltimore City. Safe Streets staff are me...
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Sierra Leone Youth Advocate Programs (SLYAP) Supports People Rebuilding their Nation’s Foundation

  • 8/23/2019 9:56:00 AM
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More than 20,000 children and families in more than 100 U.S. communities in 26 states benefit from Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s unique community-based alternative youth incarceration/out-of-home placement model.As YAP expands in the U.S. to meet communities’ needs for time-tested reformative justice and child welfare alternatives, the nonprofit’s global programs are also growing. Its sister agencies in Ireland, Australia, Sweden, Guatemala and Sierra Leone apply the ti...
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