New Findings Support Intensity and Flexibility of YAP Services
YAP’s intensive, flexible wraparound model accommodates a variety of individual circumstances in both urban and rural areas according to a newly released data analysis by the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The May 2014 edition of YAPfacts is the second in a series of John Jay’s issue briefs focused on juvenile justice youth served by YAP’s community-based programs across the country.
John Jay researchers examined 3,523 of YAP’s juvenile justice referred cases. Their first report (YAPfacts April 2014) revealed that 83% of these youth remained free of arrest during their participation in YAP. The vast majority—93%—remained in the community at the time of their discharge from YAP.
YAPfacts (May 2014) is a data analysis of the 3,523 juvenile justice cases in terms of service intensity, dosage, duration and related factors. Analysis by gender, age and region is included in the report.
YAP’s wraparound model is purposely designed with flexibility and levels of service intensity that meet the individual needs of juvenile justice and cross-over youth. YAP’s successful outcomes for youth and families—including those with most complex needs—reflect the soundness of this approach.
Read the full John Jay issue brief.