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  • 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.

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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
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FEB 2019

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Names Emma T. Chen General Counsel

YAP has named Emma T. Chen General Counsel. She succeeds Martin D’Urso, who retired at the end of 2019....
JAN 2019

St. Lawrence County (NY) YAP Thanks Local Girl Scouts for Sharing Love with Kids in Foster Care

YAP County Program Director Cynthia Mosier put together a collage of photos from the community’s recent Girl Scouts cookie kickoff...
DEC 2019 Chronicles Lives Changed by Youth Justice and Social Services Systems Reform 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...