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  • YAP's Response to COVID-19

  • New Video: Endowment Fund

    Hear directly from young people how the Tom Jeffers Endowment Fund for Continuing Education is supporting their dreams. Nearly 200 scholarships have been awarded since 2007.

  • YAPWORX: Workforce Development 2.0

    YAP engages the most complex need youth in and outside of the classroom through service learning and exposure to employees from labor market areas of interest.

  • Pittverse Magazine

    YAP is proud to share the latest version of this quarterly publication written exclusively by adults on the autism spectrum and funded by the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust.

  • Street Soccer

    Innovative Street Soccer programming encourages positive youth development and promotes a culture of peace.

  • Dads Make a Difference!

    YAP's NJ Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative is a statewide effort to recognize and support the important role of Dads in their children's development. #NJFathersMatter

  • Meeting the Needs of Sexually Exploited Youth

    YAP’s CSEC model is an intensive and safe alternative to detention or placement, integrating a trauma- informed, gender responsive approach in supporting youth aged 10-18 who have been sexually trafficked.

  • Gender Responsive Programming

    Girls are the fastest growing population within the juvenile justice system. Learn more about YAP’s approach to safely supporting girls in the community.

About Us
YAP is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change since 1975.   More
"Safely Home" Film


MAR 2020

YAP COVID-19 Fund Supports Young People Who’d Otherwise be Incarcerated or in Congregate Care

Challenged by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, YAP has created a special fund to deliver home-based services to young people who would otherwise be in youth prisons or congregate care facilities...
MAR 2019

YAP Joins Call to Action for Protecting Incarcerated Youth from COVID-19

YAP joins a call to action by advocates across the U.S. to reduce the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk for incarcerated young people..
MAR 2019

Doing What Works in the Human Service Sector

YAP CEO Jeff Fleischer shares his thoughts on effectively reducing youth violence and addressing trauma...