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Burns Institute Report on DMC Cites YAP's Safely Home

  • 8/4/2016 10:17:00 AM
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"While the overall rate of incarceration of all youth has decreased by 55% since 1997, the rate of incarceration of youth of color continues to rise, marking an alarming pattern."A report by the Burns Institute examines the dispropritionate overrepresentation of youth of color in prisons.  "Stemming the Rising Tide: Racial & Ethnic Disparities in Youth Incarceration and Strategies for Change" cites Youth Advocate Programs' report Safely Home and its call for culturally competent, community b...
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JJ Organizations Share Policy Platform for JJ Reform with Presidential Candidates

JJ Organizations Share Policy Platform for JJ Reform with Presidential Candidates

  • 2/26/2016 9:27:00 AM
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Nine national juvenile justice organizations developed a policy platform for juvenile justice reform and shared it with all Presidential candidates. Please CLICK HERE to read more.February 23, 2016Dear Presidential Candidate,We know you care about keeping our communities safe, ensuring the welfare of our children, and guaranteeing a fair and equitable justice system for all. While there are realistic, sensible policies and programs that can help us realize these goals, our current justice syste...
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YAP Model Presented at World Bank

YAP Model Presented at World Bank

  • 12/3/2015 9:35:00 AM
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Today, YAP leaders Shaena Fazal and Ed DeJesus are presenting YAP's model at a Washington, D.C. conference open to the public, organized by the World Bank.  To join the webex or audio conference, see the login information below.  ------------------------------------Reintegrating Youth: Lessons from 100 Communities in the U.S.Thursday, December 3, 2015 || 1:00 - 3:00 pm || Room J 5-050Lunch will be servedEmpowering youth requires providing them with the resources, information, skills and opportun...
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 YAP, Lucas County, OH Juvenile Court & NCCD Brief Capitol Hill on Community-Based Alternatives for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth

YAP, Lucas County, OH Juvenile Court & NCCD Brief Capitol Hill on Community-Based Alternatives for Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth

  • 9/11/2014 8:12:00 AM
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On September 10, 2014, Congressman Tony Cardenas welcomed Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) as co-hosts of the briefing, "Building Safe and Strong Communities: A Conversation about Community-Based Alternatives for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth." Robert Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention attended the briefing along with 50 others.In a House committee room, Rep. Cardenas, who sponsored the bri...
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