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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Joins Call to Action for Protecting Incarcerated Youth from COVID-19

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Joins Call to Action for Protecting Incarcerated Youth from COVID-19

  • 3/23/2020 8:18:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. joins a call to action by advocates across the U.S. to reduce the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk for incarcerated young people. In 29 states and the District of Columbia, YAP partners with child welfare, youth justice, behavioral health and other systems in their efforts to reduce their reliance on out-of-home placements of young people in detention centers, youth prisons and other congregate care.“We believe real caring, rehabilitation and support are best...
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Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

  • 11/15/2019 1:47:00 PM
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Nov. 15, 2019 – At age 16, Ellana Watson, whose mother battled mental illness, was mourning the death of the grandmother who raised her when a school fight led to an expulsion, arrest and charges of assaulting a police officer. Today, Watson is working, completing community college and volunteers in her spare time. She said Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., presented to her as an alternative to youth prison, helped her turn her life around.Watson’s story is one of many that inspir...
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The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

The Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities to Host Community Forum on October 5

  • 9/20/2019 12:00:00 PM
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Davenport, September 19, 2019In recognition of the tenth anniversary of National Juvenile Justice Action Month as proclaimed by the Washington, D.C.-based the Campaign for Youth Justice, Scott County Supervisor Ken Croken* announced today he will co-host a community forum on juvenile justice issues at Noon on Saturday, October 5. The two-hour-long program -- “Juvenile Justice and Jails” – will be co-hosted by the Juvenile Justice Coalition of the Quad Cities and held in the Cha...
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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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