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YAP Board Member Received UNLV Community-Based Research Award

  • 4/19/2018 12:15:00 PM
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Alexis Kennedy, YAP Board member and Criminal Justice Professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), was recently honored with a 2018 Community-Based Research Award for a study that interviewed survivors of human trafficking.   In her research, she sought the input of these exploited youth, to get insight into their needs, their experience and what they might recommend for serving their population.  "They are the true content experts in this area but are rarely aske...
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EBP+ Collaborative Policy Brief:  Serving Youth of Color with Serious and Violent Charges

EBP+ Collaborative Policy Brief: Serving Youth of Color with Serious and Violent Charges

  • 4/4/2018 8:37:00 AM
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YAP is a proud member of the EBP+ Collaborative consisting of 12 organizations that specialize in serving youth of color with serious and violence charges.  Today, the EBP+ Collaborative releases a new policy brief:  "Liberating Youth, Families and Community from the Justice System."  The purpose of this brief is to introduce the members' common approach to helping these youth become successful in community settings while decarcerating them.  Central tenets...
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See Me as a Part of Your Community

See Me as a Part of Your Community

  • 3/29/2018 9:40:00 AM
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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities’ (NACDD) theme for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March 2018 is SEE ME FOR ME.  SEE ME FOR ME means looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability. The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of individuals wit...
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NJ Family Preservation Specialist Featured Speaker in Webinar on Closing Youth Prisons

NJ Family Preservation Specialist Featured Speaker in Webinar on Closing Youth Prisons

  • 3/27/2018 4:22:00 PM
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Krystal Seruya, YAP Family Preservation Specialist from Hudson County, NJ is one of the featured speakers in tomorrow's webinar on closing youth prisons.The webinar is presented by Law at the Margins and Youth First Initiative and will present some of the lessons Youth First Initiative and its partners have learned in closing youth prisons. It will explore effective organizational and resource mobilization strategies, national-state partnerships, youth leadership, and building capacity ...
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See Me As Your Neighbor

See Me As Your Neighbor

  • 3/22/2018 9:05:00 AM
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March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and to celebrate YAP is joining The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) in their "SEE ME FOR ME" campaign.  This week's feature is on education and the call to "See Me as Your Neighbor."  The Johnson* family is a family of four from Somerset, PA. In February, heavy rains caused their trailer roof to leak and the family moved to a hotel until they can tackle the large...
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