The Youth Accident Prevention Program (Y.A.P.P.) of the Pulaski County District Court is a free, five-day program offered to junior and senior high schools in Pulaski County. The focus of the program is on safety issues and includes alcohol and drug prevention, seat belt usage, distracted driving avoidance, railroad hazards, and conflict resolution.
The program began in 1988 as a grant program funded by the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department. It became self-sufficient in 1993 through the allocation of fine money from moving traffic violations.
The motto of the program is “It’s all about choices”.
The Y.A.P.P. partners include Operation Lifesaver/Union Pacific Railroad, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, UAMS, and MEMS.
The speakers strive to give young people the tools to help make the right choices. The Y.A.P.P. was honored as The Best Youth Program in the Nation in Washington in 1993.