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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 Jersey Communities

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 Another Call Involving...

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 Systems

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 Law

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 Her with Tools...

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...
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These Leaders are Disrupting Systems that Disproportionately Harm Black, Brown and LGBTQ+ Young People

See an excerpt from a unique virtual event featuring leaders and activists working with restorative practices and gang-involved individuals to disrupt youth incarceration and...