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ABOUT THE YOUTH INTERVENTION PROGRAM
Community Solutions For Community Problems:
YIPA, in its role of advocating for community-based youth intervention programs, directly advocates for the continued funding and expansion of the Youth Intervention Program because this program is a pure example of what community-based youth intervention programs are all about.
YIPA helps the Youth Intervention Program grant recipients by providing networking, professional development training, public relations support and coordinated advocacy efforts. To learn more about the specifics of the Youth Intervention Program you can go to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety web site listed below.
About the Youth Intervention Program:
Crime, family violence, truancy, delinquency, chemical dependency, child abuse, teen pregnancy and runaways, Minnesota's youth and their families who are facing these and other problems have a place to turn to for help - YOUTH INTERVENTION PROGRAMS.
Social Return on Investment (SROI) & Other Research:
The Youth Intervention Program has a Social Return On Investment (SROI) of $4.89 for every $1 invested (2007 research study by Wilder research and the University of MN Humphrey Institute)
About the Minnesota Office of Justice Program:
The Minnesota State Legislature established the Youth Intervention Program (YIP) as “a nonresidential community-based program providing advocacy, education, counseling, and referral services to youth and their families experiencing personal, familial, school, legal, or chemical problems with the goal of resolving the present problems and preventing the occurrence of problems in the future.”
For more information contact:
Tricia Hummel, Justice and Community Grants Director