Operating as a multi-service organization supporting youth and young adults throughout Greater Bridgeport, Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership (RYASAP) offers a variety of wrap-around supports to its clients and the community.
From violence interruption through StreetSafe, to court diversionary programs through the Juvenile Review Board and Mediation, to advocacy for justice involved youth and those living with mental illness and substance misuse through the Connecticut Justice Alliance and The Hub, to developing the next generation of leaders and building capacity in local nonprofits through Public Allies and Prevention Corps, RYASAP identifies those needs within the community and strategically selects or creates programming to address those needs. Combining these services with strong governmental and community relationships with trusted individuals and credible messengers allows RYASAP to anchor itself in contributing both systems change advocacy and direct-action support.
Our work with the CTOP team provided a great opportunity to advance our thinking in a deep and thoughtful way with the added benefit of empowering staff members and pro- viding an opportunity to bond. Our engagement has had the bonus impact of reenergizing our Board and our opportunity for impact and change on our communities has never been stronger.