Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP), Hudson / Bergen / Passaic

(973) 925-7335

Youth Advocate Programs, Inc. (YAP)

Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), Inc., by redirecting justice, child welfare and other social services dollars from youth prisons and other out-of-home facilities to communities where our program participants live, we are helping our systems partners with their goals of achieving racial equity in their service delivery and better outcomes for the young people they serve.

Direct Services

  • Behavioral Health
    • Outpatient Services
    • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)/Day Treatment
    • In-Home and School-Based Services
    • YES Waiver (Youth Empowerment Services)
  • Child Welfare
    • Reunification Program
    • Substance Use Recovery
    • Transition Age Youth
  • Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
    • Ages 0-3
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder Specialty
  • Violence Interruption
  • Youth and Young Adult Justice
    • Gang Intervention
    • Re-Entry/Aftercare
  • Innovation

Policy and Advocacy Change: YAP promotes public policies that create or invest greater resources in families and communities; reduce reliance on facilities and out of home placements; promote equity in areas related to race, gender, gender identity and sexual orientation, legal status, and ability; and rebuild well-being.

Training and Consultation: YAP has helped “change the hearts and minds” of jurisdictions, schools, like-minded organizations and the broader public through providing training, consultation, technical assistance and education.

Invest in Futures: One of the tools available to YAP program participants and members of their families is our Endowment Fund scholarship. Whether the goal is college, truck driving school, a technical certification or other career endeavors, the scholarship is available is available to support recipients’ economic pursuits. In addition to tuition, awardees can use the funds to pay for books, vocational tools or a computer.

Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Basic Needs / Assistance
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Settings
  • Home
  • In Community
  • School
  • Telehealth
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • Hudson County
  • Passaic County

Last Updated: 07/31/21