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Ohio Nonprofit Leader Urges Those Who’ve Served Time to Know their Voting

  • 9/10/2018 9:29:00 AM
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Did you know Maine and Vermont are the only two states where people can vote while serving time for a felony? In most states, those behind bars on felony convictions, on probation or on parole are not allowed to vote – until a certain amount of time after their supervision ends.As the nation approaches mid-term elections, voting rights advocates urge those who have served time to know their voting rights and check now to see if it’s time. They believe millions of people across the na...
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Family Fun Day in Toledo

Family Fun Day in Toledo

  • 8/15/2016 2:02:00 PM
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On July 29th, Lucas County YAP held a Family Fun Day for their youth and families.  "It was one of the best days of the summer!" said Program Director Sherri Munn.  Staff members from YAP and Lucas County Juvenile Court to manned activity booths including a bounce house, dunk tank, basketball game, and photo booth.  Concessions included cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones.   Musical entertainment was provided by a Lucas County DYS volunteer who DJ'd the event.  Community providers were also in ...
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YAP's Lucas County OH Program Featured in Christian Science Monitor as Effective Community Partner

  • 2/15/2015 10:40:00 AM
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Lucas County, Ohio has developed a robust community-based "continuum of care" for juveniles who have offended with great success, and YAP is proud to be one of their partners.“(K)ids can succeed and live safely at home ... [despite the] triggers and environmental factors that make them vulnerable to out-of-home placements,” says Shaena Fazal, national policy director in YAP’s Washington office.“The key thing is, are you going for short-term safety, or are you going for long-term?” says Debo...
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Lucas County OH Lauded as

Lucas County OH Lauded as "Bright Spot" in National Juvenile Justice Report

  • 6/25/2014 8:00:00 PM
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The Toledo Free Press posted this article about YAP's new Safely Home report.  The report features Lucas County as a "bright spot" for their commitment to reducing the number of youth who are sent to detentions and prisons.  Lucas County YAP director Sherri Munn is quoted in the article:  “Our goal is, first and foremost, to make sure our kids are not being placed in institutions and being served safely and appropriately in our communities.”
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Helping Juveniles in Ohio

  • 2/26/2013 11:46:00 AM
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Lucas County, OH is one of three counties across the country that is receiving funds through a federal grant from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP). The funding will be used to treat juvenile offenders who suffer from drug and alcohol problems, according to the Reclaiming Futures model. YAP's Toledo office will serve this population as natural helpers and expect to work with 14 youth a year for the next 4 years.
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