Youth Advocates Programs, Inc. (YAP) is a nationally recognized, nonprofit organization committed to the provision of community-based alternatives and out-of-home care through direct service, advocacy and policy change.
YAP works with more than 19,000 youth and families annually in 23 states and the District of Columbia in over 100 communities.YAP works with youth and families involved in the Juvenile Justice, Child Welfare, Behavioral Health and Education systems. Their work with system-involved youth helps states move youth from formal system involvement and into effective approaches that support the youth in the community. Services are individualized for the youth and the family but usually include care management, 24/7 crisis intervention services, skill development, education, and vocational work.
Sanchez, Mara MPPM and King, Erica MSW, "YAP Program Info Sheet" (2018). Maine Statistical Analysis Center. 25.