Youth Assistance Program
The Youth Assistance Program (YAP) is designed to provide quality prevention and early intervention programs for young people who are at risk of being adjudicated through the courts or who are experiencing academic difficulty in school.
Center for Youth and Families (CYF) Director, YAP counselors and staff members will coordinate, home visits for each youth and his/her family for participants during each 12-week cycle of
the program. The staff will provide individual meetings, group sessions, team meetings, referrals to other community resources, and tutorial services.
The YAP Program is a 12-week program that provides the following services:
Restorative Justice Approach is a conflict resolution technique based on what is call "Restorative Justice" and Restorative Justice teaches young offenders to take accountability for their action, how to resolve conflicts through facilitated meetings with victims, and both parties' family and friends.
Participants are encouraged to deal with the consequences of the harm they have caused and to decide how to repair it.
Victims have an opportunity to express their feelings, ask questions and have a say in the outcome of the process. Offenders hear how they have affected people. They can apologize, make amends and agree to financial restitution or community service work .They are held accountable, learn about human consequences and,at the same time, they can be restored back into their community and school as citizens in good standing.
- In-home Services
- Individual Counseling
- Group Sessions
- Referrals for Pro social Activities
- Specific Assistance
For youth to be eligible to enter the Youth Assistance Program they must be between 7-17 years of age and faced with the challenges defined below:
Day/Hours of Operation
- Youth who have been assigned to the Third Circuit Judicial Court - Family Divison's Informal Docket; pursuant to MCL 722.825(1); msa 25-243(55)(1)
- Correct Course Youth - Youth who have been referred to the program by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office and Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC).
- At-Risk Youth - Juveniles not older than 16 years and no younger than 7 years old, as defined in the Wayne County Ordinance 96-86 [Revised] 2- 16-96.
- Youth Serviced by Center for Youth and Families live in the following zip codes: 48201, 48202, 48203, 48206, 48207, 48212, 48226, 48221, 48234, 48235.
YAP services are provided 5 days a week.
YAP - For the development of our children, our youth. To empower our leaders and our future.
- Diversion Referrals
- Court Room
- Detroit Police Department
- Community Referrals
- Youth Assistant Staff
- High Schools
- Youth Groups
- Block Club Associations
Youth Community At Risk