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Success Stories

A Student’s Perspective on Graduating!

Compass Academy – Williamsport Open House
May 31, 2018

Compass Academy had another spectacular close to an incredible year! Our Open House included parents, providers, universities, judges, juvenile probation and a commissioner. We are very proud of the community support that we have been blessed with in Lycoming County.
Our Open House included a motivational keynote by our President & CEO, Dan Heit, and a moving speech by one of our graduating seniors, An-Nisa (see below).

Thank you to everyone that made 2017-2018 school year a success!

Pictured from left to right: Ian Nutt, JWYC Director of Lycoming County, An-Nisa, graduating senior, and President & CEO of JWYC, Dan Heit:

Open House Attendees!

President & CEO, Dan Heit providing the Keynote Address:

A message from An-Nisa to everyone that attended the Open House!

 

Family Engagement Success in Adams County!

Ellen Miller - Family Engagement Success in Adams County!

Adams County JusticeWorks received a referral for a Rapid Turnaround Family Group Decision Making Conference. The Agency had an emergency the previous night and was at a family’s home until 10pm ensuring the safety of the children. The referral was for an infant who experienced a skull fracture from a fall. While the Agency was investigating and the child received emergency treatment, there was a need for a rapid conference to develop, plan and implement a safety plan in order to prevent out of home placement. Ellen Miller immediately started the referral and was in contact with the family. An emergency conference was held the next afternoon.

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Butler Independent Living: Odds ‘n Ends

Butler Independent Living DylanPictured is Dylan of Butler Independent Living. Dylan is a proud, creative, and dedicated young man. Dylan crochets and can make anything from hats, to scarfs, placemats, or dog leashes; you name it he can fulfill your order. Dylan recently placed some of his items at a local consignment store for purchase and is enjoying the journey of becoming a young entrepreneur. Check out Odds n’ Ends in New Castle for Dylan’s handmade items. Way to go Dylan!

Praise from Lehigh County Children and Youth

Megan BuehlerLetter received by Megan’s supervisor.

Mike,

I wanted to touch base with you about Megan Buehler.

I am so very happy and impressed with her interaction with Crystal*, I have met a few times with Megan and Crystal* together but today was particularly impressive. Crystal* can be trying at times and her mental health doesn’t always make it easy to interact. Megan is patient and a calming influence on Crystal*, at court today Crystal* stated to the Master that she appreciates and loves working with Megan and that she is helpful and she appreciates her.

I have been very lucky to have some very good caseworkers working with me from Justice Works and I believe that Megan is an asset to your agency.

Cheryl A Leddy MSW
Lehigh County Office of Children & Youth

Thank you Cheryl for the kind words.  Megan, we appreciate your hard work and caring attitude to all the individuals you serve.  Thank you for embracing the “Whatever It Takes” approach to supporting the community we serve!

A York County Teen Succeeds Against the Odds with Help from a Special Family Resource Specialist!

Tiffany NulphFamily Resource Specialist (FRS), Tiffany Nulph, of York County embarked on a two-year journey when assigned to work on a youth referral to assist *Debra in achieving her academic goals, securing a permanent home, and ultimately system discharge.   The journey has not been easy as there were roadblocks along the way.  As with many children in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice systems, Debra had been placed in various foster care homes due to her mother’s inability to care for her, and her father’s incarceration.  Despite a rocky start, Debra began to show academic promise, was placed with a foster family that loved her and ultimately adopted her, and was accepted to a private school with no cost to the foster family.  All of these achievements would not have been possible without the diligent work of Tiffany Nulph, who went above and beyond what was asked of her to assist this young lady in achieving her dreams.  This is a shining example of JWYC making a difference in young lives.

We thank you, Tiffany, for being an exemplary employee of JusticeWorks YouthCare.  Your diligence and determination in assisting this young lady are extraordinary and we are proud to have you on the JWYC team!

*Name has been changed for privacy.

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JusticeWorks YouthCare
1500 Ardmore Boulevard
Suite 410
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Phone: (877) 525-JWYC (5992)

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Suite 405
Charleston, SC 29407
Phone: (843) 974-5934

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Palm Bay, FL 32905
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