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St. Lawrence, NY 0-5 Reunification

  • 3/31/2013 7:00:00 PM
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In 2011, children ages 0-4 represented over 40% of all confirmed cases of maltreatment in the US and 38% of the total US foster care population. Their foster care placements are frequently longer than the placements of older children, and they are more likely than older children to be adopted instead of being reunified with their biological families. The negative experiences experienced by young children in the child welfare system occur during a remarkably sensitive and important period of the...
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YAP Congratulates Bob Listenbee, new Administrator of OJJDP

YAP Congratulates Bob Listenbee, new Administrator of OJJDP

  • 3/22/2013 10:31:00 AM
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YAP joined the Philadelphia Defenders Association in congratulating their former leader, Robert Listenbee as he takes over as Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). Philadelphia Youth Advocate Programs (PYAP) worked closely with Mr. Listenbee's office to improve outcomes for the most at-risk youth in Philadelphia's juvenile justice system. We applaud Mr. Listenbee, a true champion for kids, on his appointment to OJJDP. Pictured with Mr. Listenbee and his ...
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YAP and John Jay School of Criminal Justice Present Prelminary Findings From Study

  • 3/21/2013 10:35:00 AM
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Dr. Michael B. Marks, YAP's National Research Director, co-presented with Dr. Douglas Evans from John Jay School of Criminal Justice, at the Academy of Criminal Justice Services annual meeting in Dallas on March 21st. The presentation, entitled "Impact of Advocacy Services on Academic Progress for Juvenile Justice Involved Youth", included preliminary findings from a study conducted by John Jay of YAP's Justice Programs. For more information, contact Dr. Marks at
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On Behalf of Our Youth: Recommendations for the 113th Congress to Promote Safe Communities

  • 3/13/2013 3:07:00 PM
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Today the National Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Coalition (NJJDPC), a collaboration of many organizations working together to develop consensus on federal juvenile justice policy, released its recommendations to the 113th Congress, Promoting Safe Communities. As part of the NJJDPC Coalition, Youth Advocate Program, Inc. (YAP) urges Congress to act on these recommendations.As noted in the recommendations: On any given night, approximately 70,000 youth are placed in secure confineme...
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