Community-Based Incarceration Alternative Helped Abdul Put His Life on a Positive...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hzQXgGXaGCw Abdul just turned 18 and for the first time in a long time sees his life moving in a positive direction. He describes the...

Supported by Chicago Program, Melanie Overcomes Obstacles

Chicago - In high school, Melanie was failing nine credits and felt like graduation was impossible. Approximately two years ago she was in a domestic...

With Support from YAP, 18-Year-Old Raiden Takes Accountability for his Actions and Responsibility for...

Alameda County, Calif. -- By the time Raiden was 15, he’d grown so tired of getting picked on and beat up that he figured...

These Youths Represent the Justice Reform Reflected in the Mural They...

Central, PA-area Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc participants jumped at the opportunity to help artist Aryanna Tischler install a mural designed by Symone Salib...

Emily Offers Hope to Young People Facing Mental Health Challenges

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlQT_nDDtJ8 Emily is one of about 5 million American children of parents who are in jail or prison. When she was eight, being away from...

Women’s Café Guest A. Toni Young to Share How Owning Your...

By owning her power, A. Toni Young is reducing healthcare disparities for hard-to-reach populations. As guest of honor for a Youth Advocate Programs (YAP),...

How a Man’s Helper Became His Hero

Farrell, PA -- David Quinby, who goes by Quinn, wants the world to know that an employee at a nonprofit known for giving young people second and third chances has done all that and more...

Advocates Fight for Bill Moving Money from Youth Prisons to New...

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. has joined fellow advocates encouraging New Jersey lawmakers to establish a two-year pilot program to transform the state’s youth...

That Day the Nine-Year-Old Got Pepper Sprayed, Rochester Police Responded to...

On Friday, Jan. 29, just about the time a nine-year-old girl was arrested, handcuffed and pepper sprayed, the Rochester Police Department got another call...

It Takes a Village to Transform Youth Justice and Child Welfare...

It's February... and students at Nolan Catholic High School in Fort Worth, TX, are still receiving holiday gift thank you cards from moms,...

With Support from His Youth Advocate, Ayden Redirects His Life Journey

Written by Yavapai County (AZ) Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Advocate Daniel Nash. YAP partners with youth justice and child welfare systems to serve...

Care Packages Coming to NJ Youth Released Under Emergency Public Health...

Some young people coming home from youth prisons under New Jersey’s new COVID-19 public health emergency law will get care packages from Youth Advocate...

Special Delivery Helps Keep Families Safely Home This Thanksgiving

Some Central PA families will be safely home and eating well this Thanksgiving thanks to a special delivery from some Youth Advocate Programs (YAP),...

She Thanks Her Youth Advocate for Believing in Her and Empowering...

By her 13th birthday, Destany had been in multiple foster homes, experienced sexual assault, and was convinced most adults are not to be trusted. Today,...

Even in 2020, Youth are Conquering Complex Challenges

Las Vegas-based Clark County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Program Director Nyeri Richards asked her colleagues and some of the young people they serve...

Philadelphia Tribune to Honor YAP Board Chair Lynette M. Brown-Sow

The Philadelphia Tribune has named Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board of Directors Chair Lynette M. Brown-Sow one of 2020’s Most Influential African Americans....

Testimony Highlights How Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Serves as an...

On Sept. 30, 2020, Randall Sims, Regional Director, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., testified before the Pennsylvania Juvenile Justice Task Force.  Governor Tom Wolf,...

‘Please Don’t Take This Program Away’ — Erica’s Appeal to Lawmakers...

When 26-year-old Erica heard that proposed cuts by New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) will keep nearly one thousand youth from services...

Challenge Opens Opportunity for Young Artist

Kiara, a 15-year-old Lebanon County, PA high school student, begins her sophomore semester with a new appreciation for her passion, gifts and talents. She's...

Nearly 1000 New Jersey Youth Face Losing Services that Keep them...

About four years ago, Robin, a then 39-year-old Atlantic County, NJ single mother of nine children, found herself overwhelmed. “I was in a domestic relationship...