Holidays Highlight Gifts, Talents and Generosity of Youth Turning their Lives Around

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ -- Brian, 13, and Esteban, 14, stood proudly before community leaders and family members as they unveiled a mural decorating a wall at the New Brunswick, NJ Youth Advocate Programs (YAP),...
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Los Angeles Families Now Benefit from Community-based Alternative to Out-of-Home Placement

A community-based alternative to youth incarceration and institutionalization in 28 states and the District of Columbia, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. recently began serving young people in Los Angeles. Adhering to its “no reject;...

TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org Chronicles Lives Changed by Youth Justice and Social Services Systems Reform

Dec. 18, 2019 —TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org launches today, chronicling the lives of families, advocates and program practitioners on the front lines of the youth justice, child welfare and social services systems reform movement. TheNeighborhoodAdvocate.org was developed by...

Innovative Alternative to Youth Incarceration and Out-of-Home Placement Serving Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Ca. (December 3, 2019) -- Standing a block away from her Jordan Downs apartment in Watts, Abriana, 15, reflects on her life and its dramatic turn for the better. “Before I thought I...
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After Serving 15 Years in Prison, Charles Bentil Helps Other Men Coming Home

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. program leaders deliver impassioned messages about their work as part of the launch of YAPTalks. YAP delivers services that are an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement. The...
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Advocate for Sexually Exploited Youth Featured in YAPTalk Series

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. program leaders deliver impassioned messages about their work as part of the launch of YAPTalks. YAP delivers services that are an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement. The...
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Home from Prison After 38 Years, Dennis Wise Keeps Baltimore Streets Safe

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. program leaders deliver impassioned messages about their work as part of the launch of YAPTalks. YAP delivers services that are an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement. The...
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New York State 0-5 Family Reunification Expert Highlighted in YAPTalk Series

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. program leaders deliver impassioned messages about their work as part of the launch of YAPTalks. YAP delivers services that are an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement. The...
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Chicago YAP’s Chris Sutton Featured in YAPTalk Series

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. program leaders deliver impassioned messages about their work as part of the launch of YAPTalks. YAP delivers services that are an alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement. The...

YAPTalks Highlight People Transforming Youth Justice, Child Welfare and Other Systems

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. program leaders delivered impassioned messages about their work as part of the launch of YAPTalks. The first of a series of talks came during an annual global YAP Directors...