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JusticeWorks Community Updates

Compass Academy Lycoming 7th Annual Open House Graduation

Compass Academy Lycoming celebrated our 7th Annual Open House Graduation on June 3rd, 2022. We recognized the graduation of 4 of our students, and their families were beyond proud and excited! Compass also spotlighted many students who accomplished behavioral, academic, and attendance milestones. Lycoming County Juvenile Probation, Williamsport Area School District, and several additional partners were present to help share on our special day. Educational Director Zachary Sloan and the Compass Team are also ecstatic at the number of students who completed Compass Academy and are returning...


The following blog was co-written by Theo, a youth that participates in JusticeWorks Independent Living Services.  Pride can mean different things to many different people but for the people within the LGBTQIA+ community, it means self-acceptance, visibility, equality, and love. THE HISTORY OF PRIDE MONTH:   Every June, we celebrate Pride Month in honor of the 1969 Stonewall riots and the ongoing strides that the world is taking to achieve equal justice and opportunities for the LGBTQIA+ community. The Stonewall riots took place in June of 1969 when patrons as well as supporters of the...

Supervisor and Shippensburg University Alum, Marva D. Brown, Spotlight

Currently a Supervisor in the JW Dauphin Program, Marva was born into a military family in Pennsylvania. Her childhood was spent in numerous states, and also in Germany, where she began school.  Marva worked in sales at WINK 104 FM/1400 The Touch AM in Harrisburg, for a number of years. She partnered with a colleague there in helping to establish WHBG Channel 20, the government channel in the capitol city.  After 16 years in Communication sales and politics, Marva decided to move in a different direction. While visiting Shippensburg University with her son, Marva enrolled in their Social...

Making an Impact in Lycoming County!

This is a note written by Chief Juvenile Probation Officer of Lycoming County, David Goodwin.  "I just wanted to reach out and let you know that Jared Hetherington really helped out our department yesterday. Sam Jones* was a person of interest that the Williamsport Police needed to talk to. We wanted him to report to the office, but didn’t want to cause alarm. When we reached out to Jared, he recognized how serious our situation was, made adjustments in his schedule, and safely brought a calm Sam to our office.  I do not know Jared that well, but his actions yesterday say a lot about his...

JusticeWorks Lehigh office celebrates the diversity of the staff and community

JusticeWorks Lehigh brand discovers new ways to celebrate the diversity of the staff and community within the office. The initial idea bloomed from our Program Director, Kristen Irizarry, when she encouraged the office to keep the Christmas tree up all year and decorate it differently every month. Le Shan further offered the idea to allow staff to decorate the tree with items representing a different culture every month! The Lehigh team was on board with the idea and loved spending time with each other and learning about the diversity right in their home county.  This May, the team...

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