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Ongoing changes to Delaware’s juvenile justice system led the Department of Services for Children, Youth and their Families (DSCYF), Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services (DYRS), to request proposals for an Intensive Aftercare Re-Entry Program.
YAP was selected to support the transition and reintegration of youth returning to the community from secure care placement at the Ferris School. The new program will serve young men (typically ages 13 to 18) who have been serious and/or chronic repeat offenders. YAP will work in partnership with families and Community Probation Officers to achieve re-entry, recidivism, placement, education, employment and successful completion goals for each youth. The program shares core principles that guide YAP’s successful re-entry programs in numerous other states: