About Us

Welcome to TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org, a news and media content provider of stories about youth, families, practitioners and advocates involved in youth justice, child welfare and other systems that have historically relied on institutionalization.  Our goal is to share stories of individuals and advocates that reflect a growing movement towards community-based alternatives to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement.

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, youth and others impacted by justice, child welfare and other systems. These individuals will participate in podcast and video productions as well.

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