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William A. Verdier Retires After Serving Dozens of Newark Young People Over 15 Years as a Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate

William A. Verdier Retires After Serving Dozens of Newark Young People Over 15 Years as a Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate

  • 7/30/2019 8:13:00 AM
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Photo caption:  William Verdier photographed with Newark YAP Director Robyn DawsonNewark, N.J. For 15 years, William A. Verdier  provided community-based services to dozens of New Jersey child welfare systems-involved young people who might have otherwise been in out-of-home-placement.He served as an Advocate for New Jersey Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. YAP partners with youth justice and child welfare systems to provide a community-based alternative to youth incarceration a...
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Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair'

Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs Teams with Area Stylists for Back-to-School ‘Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair'

  • 7/26/2019 12:10:00 PM
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Back-to-school time can put a lot of pressure on kids – not just to be their best, but to also look their best. For black girls confronted with conflicting standards of beauty, achieving a hairstyle that makes them feel confident can cause additional anxiety -- especially when there’s no money in the family budget for a salon visit.That’s was the motivation behind Roanoke Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s “Dear Black Girl: A Love Your Hair Affair.” YAP&rsq...
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2019 Janet Reno Forum Explores Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System

2019 Janet Reno Forum Explores Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System

  • 7/18/2019 2:27:00 PM
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Washington, DC (July 18, 2019) -- Researchers, policymakers, advocates and youth services practitioners gathered at Georgetown University this week for the 2019 Janet Reno Forum: Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System—Guiding Principles and Strategies for Reform. The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) forum, sponsored by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., sought to answer the question: what exact...
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