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YAP Launches Policy & Advocacy Center

  • 11/13/2012 10:06:00 AM
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November 13, 2012: YAP today launched its Policy & Advocacy Center to promote policies and influence change that create or invest greater resources in families and communities in order to reduce reliance on institutionalization. YAP works toward its mission of deinstitutionalization in three ways: Through direct service provision; by supporting adults, youth and families to become self-advocates, and through influencing public policy informed by our direct services and the voices of the peop...
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YAP CEO Moderates Congressional Briefing

YAP CEO Moderates Congressional Briefing

  • 9/26/2012 10:03:00 AM
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YAP CEO Jeff Fleischer moderated a briefing on Capitol Hill about disconnected youth. The briefing, sponsored by Senator Stabenow (MI) and Representative Kildee (MI-5), focused on the 6.7 million aged 16-24 "disconnected" or "opportunity" youth who have no connection to school or work, but who remain hopeful for their futures. In comments intended to frame the urgency of helping disconnected youth, Fleischer noted the staggering costs to society - up to 93 billion dollars to taxpayers and 252 bi...
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YAP Participates in Panel about Juvenile Justice

YAP Participates in Panel about Juvenile Justice

  • 9/22/2012 9:54:00 AM
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Gary Ivory, YAP Southwest President and National Director of Program Development participated in a panel about the juvenile justice and gang intervention. The panel, hosted and moderated by Congressman Bobby Scott, focused on the Youth PROMISE Act and cost-effective intervention and prevention efforts to improve the educational, social and life outcomes of youth in some of America's most distressed communities. The panel also discussed how to redirect focus away from ineffective "tough on crime"...
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