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YAP Co-Presenting on the Need for Juvenile Justice Reform

  • 11/8/2013 4:43:00 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 4:38:00 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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The Cost of Disconnection

  • 8/14/2013 11:53:00 AM
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YAP's National Policy Director Shaena Fazal is the guest writer in this blog posted in The Chronicle for Social Change highlighting the social and economic cost of "disconnected youth" and what YAP does- and what other communities can do!- to help them change their life trajectories.Originally published in the Chronicle of Social Change on August 14, 2013 As of 2011, 6.7 million youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 are disconnected from school or work. About half are "chronicall...
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On Behalf of Our Youth: Recommendations for the 113th Congress to Promote Safe Communities

  • 3/13/2013 4:07:00 PM
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Today the National Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), a collaboration of many organizations working together to develop consensus on federal juvenile justice policy, released its recommendations to the 113th Congress, Promoting Safe Communities. As part of the NJJDPC Coalition, Youth Advocate Program, Inc. (YAP) urges Congress to act on these recommendations.As noted in the recommendations: On any given night, approximately 70,000 youth are placed in secure confineme...
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