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Burns Institute Report on DMC Cites YAP's Safely Home

  • 8/4/2016 11:17:00 AM
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"While the overall rate of incarceration of all youth has decreased by 55% since 1997, the rate of incarceration of youth of color continues to rise, marking an alarming pattern."A report by the Burns Institute examines the dispropritionate overrepresentation of youth of color in prisons.  "Stemming the Rising Tide: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Youth Incarceration and Strategies for Change" cites Youth Advocate Programs' report Safely Home and its call for culturally competent, community b...
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No Throwaway Kids

No Throwaway Kids

  • 3/4/2016 9:38:00 AM
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In this Huffington Post blog, Shaena Fazal, YAP National Policy Director, urges politicians and the public to stop treating youth in conflict with the law like throwaway kids by confining them.  She points to new polling data that suggests the majority of Americans agree that youth can be taught to take responsibility for their actions without resorting to incarceration.  "The time is right to focus our energy and resources on bringing and keeping young people safely home and abandoning the yout...
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JJ Organizations Share Policy Platform for JJ Reform with Presidential Candidates

JJ Organizations Share Policy Platform for JJ Reform with Presidential Candidates

  • 2/26/2016 10:27:00 AM
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Nine national juvenile justice organizations developed a policy platform for juvenile justice reform and shared it with all Presidential candidates. Please CLICK HERE to read more.February 23, 2016Dear Presidential Candidate,We know you care about keeping our communities safe, ensuring the welfare of our children, and guaranteeing a fair and equitable justice system for all. While there are realistic, sensible policies and programs that can help us realize these goals, our current justice syste...
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YAP Model Presented at World Bank

YAP Model Presented at World Bank

  • 12/3/2015 10:35:00 AM
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Today, YAP leaders Shaena Fazal and Ed DeJesus are presenting YAP's model at a Washington, D.C. conference open to the public, organized by the World Bank.  To join the webex or audio conference, see the login information below.  ------------------------------------Reintegrating Youth: Lessons from 100 Communities in the U.S.Thursday, December 3, 2015 || 1:00 - 3:00 pm || Room J 5-050Lunch will be servedEmpowering youth requires providing them with the resources, information, skills and opportun...
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A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

A Much-Needed Alternative to Youth Prisons

  • 7/16/2015 5:09:00 AM
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In this Huffington Post blog, YAP CEO Jeff Fleischer and National Policy Director Shaena Fazal call for investing in young people and communities, not youth prisons, answering the question, if we don't incarcerate youth in conflict with the law, what do we do with them?“Every community and juvenile justice system in this country knows which neighborhoods and even blocks send the most kids to detention and youth prisons,” Fazal says. “That is where the redirected dollars should go to develop r...
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