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YAP Got Chloe Out of the Youth Justice System. It Also Helped Her Fund...

Fort Worth, Texas – Pulling the fire alarm as a prank got Chloe sent to an alternative school and put on probation. Once on probation, she was referred from Johnson County, Texas’ Youth Advocate...
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Open House Introduces Middlesex County, NJ Families to New Services Aimed at Curbing Youth...

Middlesex County, NJ -- This month, Middlesex County, NJ Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. hosted an open house for a new program aimed at curbing youth violence. Middlesex County is one of five counties...

With Support, Relatives Can Be the Guardians Children in the Foster Care System Need

New Jersey -- Three years ago, Dorothy T’s house became her grandson’s home. “He was removed at six and he asked if he could come to his grandma,” she said. Ms. T said being “kin” or...

Equine Therapy Sets former Youth Participant on Path to Becoming a Pastry Chef

Harris County, Texas – Through equine therapy offered from Harris County’s Youth Advocate Program (YAP), Inc., Mackenzie has learned self-control, empathy, and patience. “Being enrolled in equine therapy has helped with several of the issues from...

By Turning their Lives Around, They Got to Experience a School Tradition they Almost...

Las Vegas, Nevada – A group of Clark County, Nevada young people working to turn their lives around got an unexpected reward. They’re participants in Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s community-based youth justice program. YAP...

Angel Credits Youth Advocate Programs for Helping her Get Into College

Wichita, Kansas – Eighteen-year-old Angel completed high school almost a month earlier than she was supposed to and was accepted into the college. She has dreams of becoming a pediatrician. Angel is one of the...

More than 250 Kids will go Back to School with Backpacks and Supplies from...

Charlotte, N.C. – More than 250 kids will go back to school with backpacks and school supplies from the Alternatives to Violence (ATV) team. ATV, a collaboration between the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg...

Neighborhood-Based Services Can Solve Youth Justice Crisis in Texas: YAP President Testifies Before House...

Read more about YAP's Tarrant County program here. Testifying before the Texas House Interim Study Committee on Criminal Justice Reform, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. President Gary Ivory said neighborhood-based wraparound services could be a...
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Getting Harris County, Texas ‘Children without Placement’ Safely Home

Read More About this Pilot Program in this article by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. President Gary Ivory This month, leaders at the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) took a transformative step...

Kayaking on the River Helps Young People in Northern Arizona with Trauma and Recovery

Yavapai County, Arizona – Fresh air, water, and the open wilderness helped five young people open up and face their fears during a recent kayaking trip. The youths are participants in Youth Advocate Programs...