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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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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 10:19:00 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 8:54:00 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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