RYASAP (Regional Youth Adult Social Action Partnership) is our parent entity, dedicated to ensuring the safe and healthy development of youth, young adults and families by actively engaging organizations, public officials and community leaders around issues that matter most to the community. http://www.ryasap.org/

RYASAP’s members serve on our Steering Committee as follows:

  • Erica Bromley, Juvenile Justice Liaison, CT Youth Services Assn.;
  • Sarah Eagan, Child Advocate, Office of the Child Advocate;
  • Bob Francis, Executive Director, RYASAP;
  • Hector Glynn, Vice President, The Village for Families and Children;
  • Susan Hamilton, Director of Juvenile Delinquency Defense, Office of the Chief Public Defender;
  • Dawn Hatchett, Executive Vice President, LifeBridge Community Services;
  • Jo Hawke, Executive Director, CT FAVOR;
  • Emily Tow Jackson, Executive Director, The Tow Foundation;
  • Susan Kelley, Policy Director, NAMI-CT;
  • Robin McHalen, Executive Director, True Colors
  • Maureen Price-Boreland, Executive Director, Community Partners in Action;
  • Agata Raszczyk-Lawska, Staff Attorney, Children at Risk Unit, CT Legal Services;
  • Daniel Rezende, Executive Director, Connecticut Junior Republic
  • Ellen Schemitz, Executive Director, CT Voices for Children;
  • Ann Smith, Executive Director, AFCAMP;
  • Martha Stone, Executive Director, Center for Children’s Advocacy;
  • Jeff Vanderploeg, Director, Center for Effective Practice