About Us

Welcome to TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org, a news and media content provider of stories about youth, families, practitioners, advocates and credible messengers involved in youth justice, child welfare, behavioral health, public safety, and other systems that have historically relied on detention, incarceration and congregate residential care and treatment. Our goal is to share stories of individuals and advocates that reflect a growing movement towards more effective and racially equitable services that keep youth and families safely home, together.

We invite content providers to share news from this site free of charge with attribution (Courtesy: TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org). In addition to publishing feature stories, the site posts timely opinion pieces by experts, advocates, program participants, and others engaged in youth justice, child welfare and other systems reform. These individuals will participate in podcasts and video productions as well.

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. is committed to equal employment and program opportunities with a work/program environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. All decisions at YAP are based on business and program needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, relationship status, military service, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where YAP operates. YAP will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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If you are a journalist inspired by our stories and wish to be connected to any sources directly, please contact kdwilliams@yapinc.org.