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Williams to serve on National Advisory Board

Posted: Friday, November 6, 2015

Jan Williams, the executive director of the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County, has been appointed to serve as a member of the National Safe Place Network Advisory Board. The National Safe Place Network mission is to ensure an effective system of response for youth in crisis through public and private partnerships at local, state and national level. National Safe Place Network envisions a world where all youth are safe.

The advisory board provides expertise and influence in the delivery of Safe Place, human trafficking prevention, and Runaway and Homeless Youth Training and Technical Assistance Center throughout the United States.

“I am humbled to be asked to represent rural communities on this advisory board,” said Williams.

Williams has been the executive director of the Youth Services Bureau for more than 20 years. She serves on many local task forces, such as the Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force, the Child Protection Team, Life Long Learning, System of Care and the School Safety Committee. She is the chair of the Indiana Youth Services Association’s Membership Committee. She has been a trainer at several national conferences sharing her expertise in rural outreach and the needs of youth and families living in rural America. Williams, a Huntington native and the mother of three grown children, resides in Huntington with her husband, Jerry.

To learn more about the Youth Services Bureau contact the office at (260) 356-9681 or email questions to adm@ysbofhuntingtonco.org. Visit the agency on Faceb­ook as well.