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KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot Looks at Safe Drop in Youth Incarceration

KIDS COUNT Data Snapshot Looks at Safe Drop in Youth Incarceration

  • 2/27/2013 11:43:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. joins the Annie E. Casey Foundation in raising awareness of the declining youth incarceration rate in the United States. In its latest KIDS COUNT data snapshot, the Casey Foundation finds that the rate of young people locked up because they were in trouble with the law dropped more than 40 percent over a 15-year period, with no decrease in public safety. The snapshot indicates that the number of young people in correctional facilities on a single day fell to 70,792 ...
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Helping Juveniles in Ohio

  • 2/26/2013 11:46:00 AM
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Lucas County, OH is one of three counties across the country that is receiving funds through a federal grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP). The funding will be used to treat juvenile offenders who suffer from drug and alcohol problems, according to the Reclaiming Futures model. YAP's Toledo office will serve this population as natural helpers and expect to work with 14 youth a year for the next 4 years. Read more.
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Endowment Scholarship Winners

  • 1/18/2013 11:17:00 AM
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Congratulations to Brian Pless, Malcolm Roberts, and Latifa Aboumousa who have been awarded a scholarships from the YAP Endowment Fund. Read more.
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2013 National Mentoring Summit

2013 National Mentoring Summit

  • 1/2/2013 11:16:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. joins major, national youth-serving organizations in the third annual National Mentoring Summit to be held at The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., January 24 and 25, 2013. The Summit will bring together more than 650 leading youth-serving organizations, along with government, civic, research, philanthropic and corporate leaders to share innovative program models, examine new research, project future developments in the field and fundamentally ensure ...
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Curbing Gang Violence in Savannah, GA

  • 12/19/2012 11:14:00 AM
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YAP's Savannah GA program is highlighted in this local TV News broadcast about how we help to curb the epidemic of gang violence in that city. YAP Deputy CEO and Southeast President, Dorienne Silva notes that "the solution isn't just about prevention or reaction to gang members, it's also about intervention." For more information about the Savannah Program, contact Dorienne Silva, at
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