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2019 Janet Reno Forum Explores Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System

2019 Janet Reno Forum Explores Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System

  • 7/18/2019 3:27:00 PM
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Washington, DC (July 18, 2019) -- Researchers, policymakers, advocates and youth services practitioners gathered at Georgetown University this week for the 2019 Janet Reno Forum: Building the Ideal Juvenile Justice System—Guiding Principles and Strategies for Reform. The McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) forum, sponsored by Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., sought to answer the question: what exact...
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Carnell Brown: A Good Reason for Chicagoans to Take ‘Strides for Peace’

Carnell Brown: A Good Reason for Chicagoans to Take ‘Strides for Peace’

  • 6/5/2019 12:17:00 PM
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Chicago, IL (June 5, 2019) -- As Chicagoans take to the streets Thursday, June 6, to race against gun violence in “Strides for Peace,” they should know that for each of the city’s gun violence tragedies, thanks to the organizations they are supporting, there are many more stories of hope. Carnell Brown’s journey is one of them. At age 20, Carnell said his life has not been easy. Five years ago, he got locked up for assault. But things are progressively getting better...
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Chicago’s Choose to Change Program Serves as an Example of  Programs Helping Children Exposed to Trauma

Chicago’s Choose to Change Program Serves as an Example of Programs Helping Children Exposed to Trauma

  • 5/30/2019 11:37:00 AM
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Chicago, IL (May 30, 2019) -- Two representatives from Chicago’s Choose to Change (C2C) program shared their experiences with reporters during a news conference this week announcing new bipartisan legislation to increase support for children who have been exposed to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and trauma, such as witnessing violence, parental addiction, or abuse. The news conference was hosted by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Danny Davis (D-IL-07).Durbin ...
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Chicago YAP Participants Tell State Lawmakers to Fund Community-Based Services

Chicago YAP Participants Tell State Lawmakers to Fund Community-Based Services

  • 5/20/2019 1:48:00 PM
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Chicago YAP youth, their Advocates and other YAP staff took a trip to their state capital in Springfield to show and tell lawmakers why they should invest in programs like YAP. The visit was part of a May 16 Lobby Day and rally organized by the inVEST campaign.YAP youth and Advocates joined other Chicago organizations to make the case for using $150 million in public funding to reduce gun violence in Illinois’ most at-risk communities. Specifically the Chicago organizations hope $100 milli...
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YAP Board Member Randolph Stone Retiring from University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

YAP Board Member Randolph Stone Retiring from University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic

  • 4/10/2019 9:37:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Board Member Randolph Stone is retiring after 31 years of service at the University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic. The clinic is where law school professors provide guidance to students and staff as they work to provide services to low-income Chicago residents. A longtime advocate for youth and justice reform, Stone’s many accomplishments include his role in ending mandatory juvenile life sentences without parole. He has mentored many legal practiti...
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