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Juvenile Justice Advocates Point to YAP as Model for Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration

Juvenile Justice Advocates Point to YAP as Model for Community-Based Alternatives to Incarceration

  • 5/6/2015 9:19:00 AM
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This article, published by the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, discusses the Obama administration's budget request for the "Smart on Juvenile Justice" initiative.  It states that juvenile justice advocates (like this blog post by Liz Ryan), point to Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. as a model for community-based alternatives to incarceration.  Shaena Fazal, YAP's Policy Director, stated “To be smart on juvenile justice, we must invest in supporting and empowering communities to build a robu...
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Girls in the JJ System

Girls in the JJ System

  • 4/13/2015 7:54:00 AM
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This article, published by Women's E-news, is the first in a three-part series about girls and the justice system and is supported by the New York Women’s Bar Association Foundation. Star, a YAP youth from New York City and other YAP staff are quoted for our work providing gender-responsive community-based programming that pairs the Girls Circle Curriculum with our Advocate model.
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 YAP, Lucas County, OH Juvenile Court & NCCD Brief Capitol Hill on Community-Based Alternatives for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth

YAP, Lucas County, OH Juvenile Court & NCCD Brief Capitol Hill on Community-Based Alternatives for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth

  • 9/11/2014 8:12:00 AM
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On September 10, 2014, Congressman Tony Cardenas welcomed Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) as co-hosts of the briefing, "Building Safe and Strong Communities: A Conversation about Community-Based Alternatives for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth." Robert Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention attended the briefing along with 50 others.In a House committee room, Rep. Cardenas, who sponsored the bri...
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Invest in People, Not Prisons

  • 2/5/2014 7:00:00 PM
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YAP's National Policy Director Shaena Fazal cites YAP's Life Coach Program in New York to highlight how community-based programs that build plans around a parolees' individual needs can be an effective measure to keep communities safe while saving tax payers millions. If we "redirect the money we spend on locking people up to supporting them in their communities...everybody wins." Read her letter to the editor published by the Providence Journal.
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