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NJ YAP Director Receives Courageous Leadership Award

NJ YAP Director Receives Courageous Leadership Award

  • 11/30/2013 8:00:00 PM
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Atlantic County Youth Advocate Program (YAP) Director Lamont Fauntleroy will receive the Courageous Leadership Award in California this Thursday from the W. Haywood Burns Institute.  The Burns Institute is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce ethnic and racial disparities for youth in the juvenile justice system and help to protect and improve the lives of youth of color and poor youth by promoting and ensuring fairness and equity in youth-serving systems across the...
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NJ YAP Director Recognized by CASA

NJ YAP Director Recognized by CASA

  • 11/22/2013 8:07:00 AM
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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem counties featured YAP Program Director Jennifer Rodriguez on their website and highlighted her work as "a voice for the children." Keep up the great work, Jennifer!
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YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates Discusses Youth Violence in Chicago at the Kennedy School at Harvard

YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates Discusses Youth Violence in Chicago at the Kennedy School at Harvard

  • 11/18/2013 11:37:00 AM
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Steve Gates, YAP Chicago Director will join Illinois State Representative Ken Dunkin and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Jean Claude Brizard in a panel discussion, Stemming the Tide: Confronting Youth Violence in Chicago. The program is hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Leadership and facilitated by YAP's Policy & Advocacy Center Advisory Board Member, Hayling Price, a student at the Kennedy School. Steve will share YAP's approach in Chicago where, under his leadership, 94...
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YAP Co-Presenting on the Need for Juvenile Justice Reform

  • 11/8/2013 4:43:00 AM
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On Sunday, November 10th, YAP will be co-presenting at the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice on "The US Juvenile Justice System: The Federal Role and Areas in Need of Reform" with Alexandra Staropoli from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ).
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YAP's Approach to Family Engagement Highlighted at National Conference

YAP's Approach to Family Engagement Highlighted at National Conference

  • 11/8/2013 4:38:00 AM
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On November 15, 2013, YAP will co-present at the National Federation of Families for Children Mental Health's annual conference in Washington, DC. YAP National Policy Director Shaena Fazal will join Liane Rozell Family Coordinator from Washington DC's Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, family advocate Wendy Luckenbill and Neelum Arya, the author of Family Comes First. The presentation will focus on Family Engagement strategies and tools for youth and families in the juvenile justice sy...
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