Tom Jeffers, Founder of Youth Advocate Programs, Passes Away
Tom Jeffers, a pioneer in the provision of community-based services to juvenile offenders, passed away today at the age of 75. Jeffers established Youth Advocate Programs (YAP), one of America’s first organizations dedicated to community-based interventions for delinquent youth, in 1975.
With Juvenile Deincarceration, Jerry Miller Was First One Over the Wall
Note: This article was updated on Friday, Aug. 14 In 1992, 15 years after Jerry Miller founded the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA), New York Times editor David Anderson described the radical leader of juvenile deincarceration as a man on a “lonely crusade.”