Hillsborough County, FL

Hillsborough County, FL

Contact Info

3016 N US HWY 301
Tampa, FL 33619
Office: 813.712.9695

Felicia Wells, Program Director
Corlissa Pope-Harrison, Program Coordinator
Sheryl Kincy, Program Coordinator


Anyone can make a referral for services by completing this REFERRAL FORM and emailing it to fwells@yapinc.org. 

About Our Program

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAPInc) has operated a program in Hillsborough County since 2002, serving youth and families in contact with the Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice systems.

Services Available


We serve youth between the ages of 6 and 17 who have not been adjudicated delinquent, and are not currently under the supervision of the Department of Children and Families. We partner with Court Diversion Program, Hillsborough County Schools, Department of Juvenile Justice, and many other community organizations to offer the family a continuum of service through our wrapround model.


SNAP is an evidence– based cognitive-behavioral model that was developed by the Child Development Institute. YAP utilizes this intervention to help children and their parents learn how to effectively manage their emotions and ‘keep problems small.’ Activities include discussions, role-playing and interactive games and topics on dealing with angry thoughts and feeling, self-control, problem solving, bullying, etc.


A 10 week program for youth that have been charged with Domestic Violence and/or are currently on probation. We utilize an evidence based curriculum delivered in an individual or group setting to improve the youth’s life skills.