CANEI (Constant And Never Ending Improvement) is expanding into South Florida
CANEI (Constant And Never Ending Improvement) will expand and launch on September 1, 2013 in the Broward/Palm Beach county area of South Florida NYAP Region. Judy Strnad, Director of Program Development, with the help of her energetic partners and collaborators in the field, is facilitating the growth of our CANEI program through expansion in existing markets (Ohio, Georgia and Illinois) and in new areas (Florida). Much appreciation to Lila Cavasos, Director of Development, for her assistance preparing our RFP (request for proposal) response for this initiative and to Katie Warner, Program Director, and her team for building a high quality program in South Florida that makes expansion possible. Marvena Twigg, President/CEO, has asked Judy, as a part of greater emphasis on strategically planning new programming for
older youth, to begin thinking not just in terms of CANEI but how NYAP might leverage and expand its work with juvenile justice populations in general.
It’s troubling that in 2013 so many young people, especially youth of color and other marginalized groups, are incarcerated for offenses that could be addressed much more effectively in their own homes and in their own communities.
Speaking of Lila, Katie, South Florida and expansion, it’s exciting to let you know that NYAP has been awarded a contract for targeted case management services by the Broward County Children Services Council, a new purchaser of services from NYAP. A number of people from throughout NYAP supported this initiative and helped it come together perfectly. It’s true what they say about it taking a village.