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 detention, incarceration and congregate care and treatment.  Our goal is to share stories of individuals and advocates that reflect a growing movement towards community-based alternatives.

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.

Please see our promo video.

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