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Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

Leading Community-Based Alternative to Youth Incarceration/Institutionalization Shares Blueprint for Success

  • 11/15/2019 12:47:00 PM
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Nov. 15, 2019 – At age 16, Ellana Watson, whose mother battled mental illness, was mourning the death of the grandmother who raised her when a school fight led to an expulsion, arrest and charges of assaulting a police officer. Today, Watson is working, completing community college and volunteers in her spare time. She said Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., presented to her as an alternative to youth prison, helped her turn her life around.Watson’s story is one of many that inspir...
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Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Pays Tribute to Youth, Families and Community Partners

Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Pays Tribute to Youth, Families and Community Partners

  • 10/28/2019 12:25:00 PM
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BALTIMORE, Md. -- Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. staff gathered to celebrate the progress of individuals and families they serve. An alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement, YAP has begun applying its model to support adults returning from prison.In the region, in addition to partnering with youth justice and child welfare systems, YAP also supports returning adult citizens through partnerships with the Washington DC Department of Youth Rehabilitative Servic...
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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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Adams County YAP Joins Collaborating for Youth and County Commissioners to Promote Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Adams County YAP Joins Collaborating for Youth and County Commissioners to Promote Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

  • 10/23/2019 3:24:00 PM
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Oct. 23, 2019 -- Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Adams County, Pa. Program Director Robert Witt joined Eileen Grenell of Collaborating for Youth as County Commissioners proclaimed Sat., Oct. 26,  Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. YAP and Collaborating for Youth are mentioned in the commissioners’ proclamation as partners in a county effort to encourage residents to remove unused prescription drugs from their homes and dispose of them safely at designated collection sites.Witt spoke...
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Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Participants Who Had Faced Incarceration and Institutionalization Celebrate Freedom, College and Hope

Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. Participants Who Had Faced Incarceration and Institutionalization Celebrate Freedom, College and Hope

  • 10/21/2019 9:10:00 AM
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Oct. 21, 2019 – It takes a village to support youth in their communities as an alternative to incarceration and institutionalization. That’s why Maryland-DC Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc. asked Baltimore Chef Ray “Ziggy” Davis, owner of Flight American Fusion Restaurant & Bar, to keynote their 5th Community Banquet, Oct. 25, (dinner program, 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm). An alternative to youth incarceration and out-of-home placement, YAP relies on Davis and oth...
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