YPA is a 501(c)6 non profit corporation organized in 1996 which consists of youth private providers throughout Utah, addressing issues for over 100 Utah Youth Private Providers. Association members employ over 4,500 trained Utahns and support Utah's economic environment through business, payroll, property and sales taxes.
"The mission of YPA is to represent the interest of its members in regard to policy, legislative and contract issues. We advocate for youth and a cooperative, coordinated system of care for such youth. YPA actively participates in the political and public policy arena in order to meet the above stated objectives."
Youth Private Providers support the privatization philosophy of state government by contracting with the Division of Child and Family Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services, and Juvenile Court. Our members provide services for at-risk youth, including counseling, residential care, foster/proctor homes, and psychiatric treatment. Our population includes juvenile offenders, drug abusers, delinquents, and victims of abandonment, abuse, and neglect. We have many examples of success for youth and their families in our programs.
Youth Private Providers deliver a highly beneficial service to the state’s at-risk youth. We are committed to promoting the abilities of our youth and their families who are failing in society. The prevention and early intervention we provide translates into substantial savings to the state when custody placements and incarcerations are avoided.