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NJ Regional Director Says YAP Helps to Reduce Racial Disparity in the Justice System

  • 12/21/2016 10:18:00 AM
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A new report fro the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice asserts that racial disparities are overwhelming in the juvenile justice system.  YAP Regional Director Fred Fogg is quoted in this article about how YAP works to engage youth and families in community-based alternatives to incarceration and reduce recidivism.  "White youth involved in juvenile justice issues tend to have better access to diversion programs than African American youth," Fogg said.  Read the full article at NJ TV Online...
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Dads - Take Your Child to School Day

Dads - Take Your Child to School Day

  • 9/27/2016 1:48:00 PM
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NJ YAP's Fatherhood Healthy Relationships Initiative (FHRI) held a "Dads - Take Your Child to School Day" in Vineland.  Fathers were invited to accompany their children to school and participante in a breakfast at Sabater Elementary School.  NJ FHRI is part of the state's #NJFathersMatter program that recognizes that fathers are an instrumental part of a child's life and seeks to involve them more, while providing information on a wide range of fatherhood issues.  Read more about this event in t...
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NJ Regional Director Receives 2016 Fatherhood Buzz Award

NJ Regional Director Receives 2016 Fatherhood Buzz Award

  • 6/21/2016 1:47:00 PM
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Fred Fogg, YAP's Regional Director of North/Metro New Jersey was honored recently by Fatherhood Buzz, a national initiative designed to reach out to dads with positive information through their barbers and barber shops.  The initiative operates in conjunction with the US Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Administration's longstanding Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. Two business owners, Robert Laws of Farmer's Insurance and Andre Vinson of International House of Cuts, ha...
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Middlesex County Provides Thanksgiving Dinner

Middlesex County Provides Thanksgiving Dinner

  • 11/25/2015 12:35:00 PM
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Middlesex County YAP in New Jersey hosted Thanksgiving dinner for the youth in their program. Everyone experienced a wonderful time sharing a meal and listening to testimonies of former YAP clients who were able to change their negative path into a positive and fulfilling one. Their testimonies were very uplifting and exemplary of how YAP is changing lives one biography at a time. They also donated 20 turkeys to their most needy families.
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NJ Advocate Celebrates 25 Years with YAP

NJ Advocate Celebrates 25 Years with YAP

  • 9/19/2014 3:59:00 AM
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Annie Mae Jeffers Brady, an Advocate from Cumberland County, NJ since 1989, is being honored today for 25 years of service to YAP youth and families. The Daily Journal talked to Annie Mae about her work, and her lifetime of service to others. Read the story here.We are very blessed to have Annie Mae on our YAP team and thank her for the hundreds of youth biographies changed by her kindness and dedication. If you'd like to read more about Annie, check out these YAP newsletters from 2012 and 2014.
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