Evans, Douglas and Sheyla Delgado (May 2014). YAP’s Approach to Wrap-around Services Appears Intensive and Flexible. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) provides advocacy services driven by strengths- and empowerment-based wrap-around best practices. Services and supports are targeted to support high risk youth and their families in the community to reduce reliance on institutional interventions. The Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College examined a sample of 3,523 juvenile justice referred cases involving young people between the ages of 11 and 18 years old who lived in their communities when they entered YAP.
YAP facts are produced through a partnership between Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. and the Research & Evaluation Center at John Jay College.