Savings Rate

Savings Rate

Community-based services provided by Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. may generate considerable savings by reducing the need for commitment and out-of-home placement among court-involved youth.

YAP Assists Youth in Finding and Securing Employment

YAP Assists Youth in Finding and Securing Employment

by Douglas Evans and Sheyla Delgado Research & Evaluation Center August 2014 Employment serves a number of positive functions in the lives of youth. Jobs promote hard work and time management, assist in the development of skills, offer job experience that can benefit future career options, and provide a source of income. Youth are at [...]

Youth Realize Educational Gains Following Their Participation in YAP

Youth Realize Educational Gains Following Their Participation in YAP

by Douglas Evans and Sheyla Delgado Research & Evaluation Center July 2014 Justice-involved youth are at high risk for failing or dropping out of school. Behavioral problems and difficulties at home increase their likelihood of suspension and expulsion. Mandated court appearances and out-of-home placements require youth to miss extended periods of school. Substance abuse, bullying, [...]

YAP Helps to Keep Youth Out of Secure Facilities

YAP Helps to Keep Youth Out of Secure Facilities

by Douglas Evans and Sheyla Delgago Research & Evaluation Center June 2014 Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) seeks to provide community-based alternatives for high-risk youth and reduce the juvenile justice system’s over-reliance on expensive and ineffective out-of-home placements. A mission of YAP is to keep youth in their homes so that advocates can utilize family [...]

YAP’s Approach to Wrap-Around Services Appears Intensive and Flexible

YAP’s Approach to Wrap-Around Services Appears Intensive and Flexible

  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 [...]

Most High Risk Youth Referred to YAP, Inc. Remain Arrest Free

Most High Risk Youth Referred to YAP, Inc. Remain Arrest Free

Evans, Douglas and Sheyla Delgado (April 2014). Most High Risk Youth Referred to Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. Remain Arrest Free and in their Communities During YAP Participation. New York, NY: Research and Evaluation Center, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP) has been committed to providing community-based [...]