President Ann Woods and co-hostess Judy McKenzie welcomed members Patsy Barber, Becky Cyr, Regina East, Beverly Hardin, Caroline Johnson, Nancy Lofton, Carolyn Swift, Joan Swift and Kay Tignor to the Wood’s lovely home decorated with a fall theme.
Judy McKenzie introduced the speakers, Roger Boleyn and Samantha Campbell, Chester County Youth Service Officers. The officers do three jobs – schedule the Juvenile Court docket, carry out the orders of Judge McKenzie with supervision and make sure all civil rights are done by the book. They deal with custody; delinquency, child support and visitation; oversee DCS, the Foster Care Review Board and the Truancy Board (students who miss a certain number of days must come before the Board. Ninety-five percent of youths who come before their office are just there one time; the other five percent come over and over. The officers see about 10 youths per month (120 per year). They are on duty 24/7 and can get calls any time of the day or night. There are just these two officers, plus an intern who cannot go out on calls.
After the program, a business meeting was held and then refreshments were served. Kay Tignor and Joan Swift won the door prizes.