Youth Aid Panel Members Needed



Justice, Legal


Counseling/Mentoring/Mental Health




215 Robin Alley, State College 16801

Age Preferences:




Must Do:

Go through training or orientation

Get a background check

Get a child clearance

Volunteer provides their own transportation


Center for Alternatives in Community Justice

More opportunities with Center for Alternatives in Community Justice

We are looking for volunteers to serve as mentors for local youth who are first-time offenders charged with committing minor criminal offenses.

Youth Aid PAnel (YAP) volunteers must be 21 years of age, a Centre County resident, and submit criminal/child abuse clearances.

YAP members attend one (1) 3.5-hour evening meeting per month to meet with youth and their families and work with the panel to develop a contract for the youth to come to a resolution related to their charges.

A light dinner is provided for panel members.

Volunteers can choose to mentor a youth which involves being available for brief weekly phone calls with the youth to touch base on their progress towards meeting their YAP contract goals and requirements.

This is a great opportunity for retirees and those who want to work with and help local youth by giving them a "second chance" after they have made a bad choice.

For more information, please contact Brady Wassom, YAP Coordinator, at 814-769-0023 or submit your contact information at