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Marion County YAP Gathers to Support Young Trafficking Survivors

Marion County YAP Gathers to Support Young Trafficking Survivors

  • 10/23/2019 8:59:00 PM
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Marion County (Ind.) Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. staff, Advocates, youth and families turned out in a big way for a fall kickball tournament to support youth survivors of human trafficking.The Marion County YAP office is committed to supporting exploited youth and ensuring that all young people and families served by YAP have tools to address issues related to sexual abuse and exploitation as well as other forms of abuse, violence and trauma. The kickball tournament was a fundraiser for ...
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Marion County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s Support of Exploited Children is Personal

Marion County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc.’s Support of Exploited Children is Personal

  • 9/18/2019 8:32:00 AM
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For George Milsap and Tallulah Easley, fighting on behalf of children exploited sexually or in any way is personal. As survivors, themselves, of childhood abuse and exploitation, their personal experiences fuel their passion for their work at Marion County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. A community-based alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement, Marion County YAP serves children and families referred by Marion County Superior Court Juvenile Division.Milsap, who made his ...
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Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for  Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Positioned to Serve as Alternative to Lock-Up for Youth Released from New York’s Adult Prisons

  • 12/5/2018 10:07:00 AM
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New York (Dec. 5, 2018) – At age 37, Anton Cannatella speaks of a former Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. participant as he would a younger brother, nephew or even son. The young man, now 18, is one of many youth Cannatella has worked with since 2013 in his role as a YAP mentor-advocate in the Bronx."When I met him, he had just turned 16 and was referred to our program because of a robbery charge. His YAP enrollment ended almost a year ago and he hasn't been in any trouble for ...
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YAP Model Training with Johnson County, IN Juvenile Probation

YAP Model Training with Johnson County, IN Juvenile Probation

  • 3/31/2017 2:11:00 PM
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YAP was invited by Johnson County (IN) Juvenile Probation to provide training on our model. Jason Wilson, YAP Director from Orange County, NY provided the 4-day training, outlining YAP's philosophy, principles and approach. The training was built around YAP's BAT orientation and YAPwrap training, with the addition of trauma, assessments, advocate matching, child-family teams, and other quality aspects of a Director's role.Our thanks to Johnson County for their warm hospitality and support of app...
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Pay-for-Success Watch: Youth Advocate Programs Enters the PFS Fray

  • 2/12/2016 1:22:00 PM
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by John Kellyreprinted with permission from The Chronicle of Social ChangeYouth Services Insider has learned that Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), one of the few national providers of community-based programs for juvenile offenders, has entered into its first pay-for-success (PFS) venture.The Harrisburg, Penn.-based outfit is partnering with several foundations and stakeholders in Indiana on a two-year, $800,000 project to serve youth in Marion County, better known to the world as Indianapolis.“Y...
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