Youth and Young Adult Justice

Our model is recognized by the National Institute of Justice and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) as “Promising.” YAP proves that high-risk youth involved in the juvenile justice system can be safely and effectively served in home and community-based settings at a fraction of the cost of out-of-home placements.

YAP offers alternatives to detention and state incarceration, supports youth post-adjudication to help with compliance and other needs, and also provides reintegration support for youth transitioning out of these placements.

 

YAP continually evolves services to meet new needs that emerge for youth involved within the juvenile justice system, but most of our programming is designed for the purposes below. Our expertise is in working with those youth at highest criminogenic risk and need from within the community.

 
Diversion

to divert youth from formal system involvement

Pre-Adjudication

to prevent formal detention while ensuring community safety

Post-Adjudication

to prevent incarceration in prisons, jails or other residential or secure facilities

Re-Entry

to promote safety and support to youth transitioning back to the community from institutional placement

ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION
We keep children and youth out of detention facilities by providing intensive supervision and support in their homes, school and community. Research shows community-based programming is more successful in rehabilitating youth and reducing recidivism than incarceration.
ALTERNATIVES TO DETENTION
ALTERNATIVES TO PLACEMENT
YAP provides jurisdictions with intensive community-based alternatives to placement in juvenile or adult facilities at disposition. Research shows community-based programming is more successful in rehabilitating youth and reducing recidivism than incarceration.
ALTERNATIVES TO PLACEMENT
TRUANCY INTERVENTION
Advocates work intensively with youth and their parents/caregivers to increase school attendance, positive in-school behavior, academic performance and the relationship between the school and the family, while also supporting the family with concrete and pro-social needs.
TRUANCY INTERVENTION
 
GANG INTERVENTION/VIOLENCE PREVENTION
YAP offers intervention services for youth and young adults engaged in or at risk of being engaged in gang involvement. We address the risk factors that often lead young people to join gangs and work with home, community, court and school systems to divert youth from gang involvement and redirect them to productive, sustainable paths.
GANG INTERVENTION/VIOLENCE PREVENTION
RE-ENTRY/AFTERCARE
Our Reintegration Programs help youth returning from correctional facilities or other residential treatment facilities to safely and successfully re-enter their home and school environments through intensive supervision and support in their home, school and community.
RE-ENTRY/AFTERCARE
DAY TREATMENT AND REPORTING CENTERS
YAP offers programming during the day and in the evening on-site that provide evidence-based curricula and therapies and also focuses on education, employment and life skill development.
DAY TREATMENT AND REPORTING CENTERS