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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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YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates Discusses Youth Violence in Chicago at the Kennedy School at Harvard

YAP Chicago Director Steve Gates Discusses Youth Violence in Chicago at the Kennedy School at Harvard

  • 11/18/2013 10:37:00 AM
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Steve Gates, YAP Chicago Director will join Illinois State Representative Ken Dunkin and former CEO of Chicago Public Schools, Jean Claude Brizard in a panel discussion, Stemming the Tide: Confronting Youth Violence in Chicago. The program is hosted by the Harvard Kennedy School of Public Leadership and facilitated by YAP's Policy & Advocacy Center Advisory Board Member, Hayling Price, a student at the Kennedy School. Steve will share YAP's approach in Chicago where, under his leadership, 94...
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YAP Co-Presenting on the Need for Juvenile Justice Reform

  • 11/8/2013 3:43:00 AM
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On Sunday, November 10th, YAP will be co-presenting at the Ignatian Family Teach-in for Justice on "The US Juvenile Justice System: The Federal Role and Areas in Need of Reform" with Alexandra Staropoli from the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ).
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YAP's Approach to Family Engagement Highlighted at National Conference

YAP's Approach to Family Engagement Highlighted at National Conference

  • 11/8/2013 3:38:00 AM
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On November 15, 2013, YAP will co-present at the National Federation of Families for Children Mental Health's annual conference in Washington, DC. YAP National Policy Director Shaena Fazal will join Liane Rozell Family Coordinator from Washington DC's Department of Youth Rehabilitation Services, family advocate Wendy Luckenbill and Neelum Arya, the author of Family Comes First. The presentation will focus on Family Engagement strategies and tools for youth and families in the juvenile justice sy...
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