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PA My Clean Slate law Author Rep. Sheryl Delozier Meets with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc.

PA My Clean Slate law Author Rep. Sheryl Delozier Meets with Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc.

  • 1/13/2019 9:44:00 AM
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Harrisburg, Pa. -- PA Rep. Sheryl Delozier (R-Cumberland) joined Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) Inc. leaders gathering this week for a public policy training in Harrisburg. Rep. Delozier authored a new Pa. law that seals records of second- and third-degree misdemeanor convictions after 10 years if there has been no subsequent arrest, prosecution or conviction. YAP, founded 44 years ago in Harrisburg, is receiving increased recognition for being a cost-effective community-based alternative to yout...
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Lebanon County Be Kind Gala

Lebanon County Be Kind Gala

  • 12/27/2018 12:36:00 PM
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Lebanon County Youth Advocate and Lebanon Valley College recently partnered together for Senior Seminar.  This collaboration pairs sociology and criminal justice majors with YAP staff and youth for a semester long project. This is the fourth year that YAP has partnered with Sharon Arnold, Chair of LVC’s Sociology and Criminal Justice department, and her students. The collaboration successfully gives college students real world experience working with youth and offers a glimpse at coll...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Delivers Holiday Love

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Delivers Holiday Love

  • 12/3/2018 9:14:00 AM
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. advocates are going above and beyond this holiday season. A community-based alternative to youth incarceration and other behavioral health and social services institutional placements, YAP hires advocates who live in neighborhoods of those they serve. The advocates provide intensive, one-to-one mentoring and work with their teammates to connect youth and families to resources that nurture their gifts, bolster their foundation and help them to give back.New Bru...
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Youth Advocate Programs Partners with Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services to Prepare Youth to Transition to Workforce after Placement

Youth Advocate Programs Partners with Pennsylvania Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services to Prepare Youth to Transition to Workforce after Placement

  • 11/1/2018 1:50:00 PM
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In just a few weeks, T reaches a critical crossroads. He just turned 18 and will soon be released from Loysville Youth Development Center after serving more than four years. Loysville is operated by PA’s Bureau of Juvenile Justice Services.A Philadelphia native, T has been in residential placement off and on since he was 11. “I was the oldest of four and we lived in the projects,” he said. “My mother had gotten laid off and I didn’t want to see her struggle. My...
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Compassion Transport Helps Michael Silvis Work and Play

Compassion Transport Helps Michael Silvis Work and Play

  • 10/22/2018 10:07:00 AM
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This month, Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. highlights individuals served by the organization. With programs that keep young people and others safely home and out of institutions, YAP provides intensive mentorship/advocate support while connecting individuals and their families with tools that help them thrive.  Recently, Michael Silvis, recipient of one of the tools -- the YAP Tom Jeffers Endowment Scholarship for Continued Edu...
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