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Australia's Life Without Barriers to Visit YAP Sites

  • 4/24/2013 10:20:00 AM
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LIfe Without Barriers Chief Executive Officer Claire Robbs and Director of Clinical Services Deidre Thompson are coming to YAP to visit a number of YAP programs, hoping to learn from the model to help Austrailian youth and families with services that can prevent out of home placement or return youth safely to the community from out-of-home placement. The week long journey began on Monday, April 22nd, in Orlando, Florida with a visit to YAP's Orange County Program. YAP runs a number of programs o...
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Denny Laine Concert to Benefit Endowment Fund

Denny Laine Concert to Benefit Endowment Fund

  • 4/3/2013 10:29:00 AM
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Denny Laine, original member of The Moody Blues, will be performing a concert benefitting the YAP Youth Endowment Fund on May 18th at The Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing Company in Harrisburg, PA.Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Visit Greenbelt Events to learn more or purchase tickets.
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St. Lawrence, NY 0-5 Reunification

  • 3/31/2013 7:00:00 PM
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In 2011, children ages 0-4 represented over 40% of all confirmed cases of maltreatment in the US and 38% of the total US foster care population. Their foster care placements are frequently longer than the placements of older children, and they are more likely than older children to be adopted instead of being reunified with their biological families. The negative experiences experienced by young children in the child welfare system occur during a remarkably sensitive and important period of the...
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YAP Congratulates Bob Listenbee, new Administrator of OJJDP

YAP Congratulates Bob Listenbee, new Administrator of OJJDP

  • 3/22/2013 10:31:00 AM
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YAP joined the Philadelphia Defenders Association in congratulating their former leader, Robert Listenbee as he takes over as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Philadelphia Youth Advocate Programs (PYAP) worked closely with Mr. Listenbee's office to improve outcomes for the most at-risk youth in Philadelphia's juvenile justice system. We applaud Mr. Listenbee, a true champion for kids, on his appointment to OJJDP. Pictured with Mr. Listenbee and his ...
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YAP and John Jay School of Criminal Justice Present Prelminary Findings From Study

  • 3/21/2013 10:35:00 AM
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Dr. Michael B. Marks, YAP's National Research Director, co-presented with Dr. Douglas Evans from John Jay School of Criminal Justice, at the Academy of Criminal Justice Services annual meeting in Dallas on March 21st. The presentation, entitled "Impact of Advocacy Services on Academic Progress for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth", included preliminary findings from a study conducted by John Jay of YAP's Justice Programs. For more information, contact Dr. Marks at mmarks@yapinc.org.
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