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YAP Board Member Receives National Bar Association’s Heman Sweatt Award

  • 5/3/2018 9:20:00 AM
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Congratulations to Randolph Stone, YAP board member and University of Chicago Clinical Professor of Law, on his most recent recognition - an award from the National Bar Association.  He is a lifelong advocate for the underrepresented and we are proud to have him on our board of directors.  Read more in this University of Chicago Law School article.   
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Roll and Rock for Autism Fundraiser - Adams County

Roll and Rock for Autism Fundraiser - Adams County

  • 4/20/2018 1:05:00 PM
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On May 12, 2018 the Gettysburg F.O.E. #1562 Eagle Riders Group is hosting a Rolland Rock for Autism benefit for the Adams County Youth Advocate Programs (YAP) ASSET Program. The event includes a ride (roll) followed by an after party and concert (rock) at the Gettysburg Moose Park.9:30 - Registration10:30 - KSU (kickstands up)3-8pm - After Party featuring Emily's ToyboxAdvance tickets for the event are $15 and $20 at the door.  More information is available on the group's event...
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YAP Board Member Received UNLV Community-Based Research Award

  • 4/19/2018 12:15:00 PM
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Alexis Kennedy, YAP Board member and Criminal Justice Professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), was recently honored with a 2018 Community-Based Research Award for a study that interviewed survivors of human trafficking.   In her research, she sought the input of these exploited youth, to get insight into their needs, their experience and what they might recommend for serving their population.  "They are the true content experts in this area but are rarely aske...
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EBP+ Collaborative Policy Brief:  Serving Youth of Color with Serious and Violent Charges

EBP+ Collaborative Policy Brief: Serving Youth of Color with Serious and Violent Charges

  • 4/4/2018 8:37:00 AM
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YAP is a proud member of the EBP+ Collaborative consisting of 12 organizations that specialize in serving youth of color with serious and violence charges.  Today, the EBP+ Collaborative releases a new policy brief:  "Liberating Youth, Families and Community from the Justice System."  The purpose of this brief is to introduce the members' common approach to helping these youth become successful in community settings while decarcerating them.  Central tenets...
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See Me as a Part of Your Community

See Me as a Part of Your Community

  • 3/29/2018 9:40:00 AM
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The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities’ (NACDD) theme for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness month in March 2018 is SEE ME FOR ME.  SEE ME FOR ME means looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person and not just a person with a disability. The goal for this month is to create awareness about developmental disabilities, teach the importance of inclusion within every aspect of life, and to share the stories of individuals wit...
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