Youth Advocate Programs (YAP)

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP)
Mission/ About:

YAP is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization exclusively committed to the provision of community-based alternatives to out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change.
Our mission is to provide individuals who are, have been or may be subject to compulsory care with the opportunity to develop, contribute and be valued as assets so that communities have safe, proven effective and economical alternatives to institutional placement.

Specific Youth Interaction:
“Yes; “”In addition to providing quality services to children and youth with various mental health challenges, YAP specializes in working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders, cross-system youth, and youth who have experienced trauma.”
Behavioral Health Focus:
School Interaction:
School based programs: Truancy Program;Alternatives to Out-of-School Suspension; Alternatives to out-of-school/out-of-district placement; Alternative School Programming; Compensatory Education Programming