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Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) Celebrates 40 Years in New Jersey as a Successful Alternative to Youth Prison and Other Residential Placement for Kids and Adults

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) Celebrates 40 Years in New Jersey as a Successful Alternative to Youth Prison and Other Residential Placement for Kids and Adults

  • 7/5/2018 2:18:00 PM
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New Brunswick, NJ -- Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP), a proven, cost-effective alternative to prisons, group foster care, behavioral health and other residential placements for youth and vulnerable adults, celebrates 40 years in New Jersey. YAP, which at any given time serves 1,000 youth and families in the state, will honor people who contributed to its success at an anniversary ceremony July 20, 2018 at Monmouth University.YAP supports youth who would otherwise be in some type of out-...
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Help wanted for troubled kids. Will pay

  • 7/2/2018 1:12:00 PM
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As NJ YAP prepares to celebrate 40 years keeping families together and out of institutions, our CEO, Jeff Fleischer, Newark YAP Program Director Robyn Dawson and long-time YAP Advocate Joan Newton talk about their work at YAP in this column in the New Jersey Star Ledger. In NJ, kids of color are 30 times more likely to be incarcerated than than their white peers for similar crimes. In response, we must build a foundation of meaningful community-based family-friendly supports in each of our ...
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NJ Family Preservation Specialist Featured Speaker in Webinar on Closing Youth Prisons

NJ Family Preservation Specialist Featured Speaker in Webinar on Closing Youth Prisons

  • 3/27/2018 4:22:00 PM
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Krystal Seruya, YAP Family Preservation Specialist from Hudson County, NJ is one of the featured speakers in tomorrow's webinar on closing youth prisons.The webinar is presented by Law at the Margins and Youth First Initiative and will present some of the lessons Youth First Initiative and its partners have learned in closing youth prisons. It will explore effective organizational and resource mobilization strategies, national-state partnerships, youth leadership, and building capacity ...
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Morris/Sussex (NJ) Back to School Fair

Morris/Sussex (NJ) Back to School Fair

  • 8/21/2017 4:49:00 PM
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YAP hosted a table at Project Self-Sufficiency's annual Back to School Fair to distribute information about the Outpatient program in Morris/Sussex county. We also raffled off a $10.00 gift card to Stop and Shop.  Representative Theresa Gallagher spoke to about 75-100 families, including parents of some YAP graduates.  They had nothing but praise for YAP's services.To learn more about the Back to School fair, read this article from the New Jersey Herald.  
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