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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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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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YAP Co-authors New Report: New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People

YAP Co-authors New Report: New Funds for Work: Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People

  • 12/21/2017 10:52:00 AM
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National Youth Employment Coalition and YAP's Policy and Advocacy Center recently published a new report New Funds for Work:  Connecting Systems for Justice-Involved Young People. The report stems from a convening of juvenile justice and workforce administrators from around the country, and includes their recommendations for how to cultivate cross-system collaboration to better serve justice-involved youth, including through new WIOA dollars.In 2014, the WIOA was enacted into law. It in...
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YAP Leaders to Present at Maine Justice Summit

YAP Leaders to Present at Maine Justice Summit

  • 11/3/2017 9:58:00 AM
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Two YAP leaders will join other juvenile justice experts from across the nation at a Juvenile Justice summit in Portland, ME on November 17, 2017.  Shaena Fazal, National Director for Public Policy and Communications and Jason Wilson, Director of Employee and Program Development will team up with Deborah Hodges, former Lucas County OH Court Administrator in a plenary presentation at the summit.  "Imagine a New Future" is hosted by the Justice Policy Program at the Univer...
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