Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. relies on information from a variety of outside resources to further propel the agency. With the help of organizations such as The Annie E. Casey Foundation and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, YAP has vastly increased its ability to provide services to at-risk youth and families both nationwide. Please refer to the organizations below for a detailed list of external providers dedicated to the preservation and rebuilding of troubled youth and families.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Since 1948, the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF) has worked to build better futures for disadvantaged children and their families in the United States. The primary mission of the Foundation is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) provides national leadership, coordination, and resources to prevent and respond to juvenile delinquency and victimization. OJJDP supports states and communities in their efforts to develop and implement effective and coordinated prevention and intervention programs and to improve the juvenile justice system so that it protects public safety, holds offenders accountable, and provides treatment and rehabilitative services tailored to the needs of juveniles and their families.
Child Welfare League of America
The Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. We are committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA)
The National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA), a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, was founded in 1977 by Dr. Jerome G. Miller and Herbert J. Hoelter. Since that time, Dr. Miller and Mr. Hoelter have been on the leading edge of new concepts in criminal and juvenile justice, providing professional research, training and technical assistance for developing and supporting community-based programs. As a result, NCIA has developed and implemented sentencing programs in 15 states, trained thousands of public defenders and their staffs, and prepared information for more than 10,000 individuals facing sentencing in adult and juvenile courts.
Juvenile Justice Coalition
The Juvenile Justice Coalition is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote effective programs, equitable treatment of youth, and public policy that will result in the reduction of juvenile delinquency. The Coalition is committed to providing current research and statistics, training opportunities and a forum to communicate with the government, community organizations and the general public on matters related to juvenile justice.
Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice works closely with leaders in government and civil society to improve the services people rely on for safety and justice. Vera develops innovative, affordable programs that often grow into self-sustaining organizations, studies social problems and current responses, and provides practical advice and assistance to government officials in New York and around the world.
The Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which promotes reduced reliance on incarceration and increased use of more effective and humane alternatives to deal with crime. It is a nationally recognized source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information. Its reports, publications, and staff are relied upon by the public, policymakers and the media.
Public/Private Ventures is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the effectiveness of social policies, programs and community initiatives, especially as they affect youth and young adults. In carrying out this mission, P/PV works with philanthropies, the public and business sectors, and nonprofit organizations.
American Youth Policy Forum (AYPF)
To improve opportunities, services and life prospects for youth, we provide learning experiences for national, state and local policymakers and practitioners.
Federation of Families For Children's Mental Health
Through a family and youth driven approach, children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families obtain needed supports and services so that children grow up healthy and able to maximize their potential.
Children's Defense Fund
The Children's Defense Fund's Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
The Urban Institute
To promote sound social policy and public debate on national priorities, the Urban Institute gathers and analyzes data, conducts policy research, evaluates programs and services, and educates Americans on critical issues and trends.
Reentry National Outreach Campaign
The Reentry National Media Outreach Campaign is designed to support the work of community and faith-based organizations through offering media resources that will facilitate community discussion and decision making about solution-based reentry programs. Based on the belief that diverse media play an essential role in motivating and mobilizing community action, the campaign will expand public awareness and work in partnership with local organizations and initiatives to foster public safety and support healthy communities.