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Former youth worker gets four months for sex with 15-year-old

...through his younger brother. The incident had nothing to do with JYS, the girl said. Colleen McKenzie, assistant director of JYS, called the incident an aberration for the organization. All employees of JYS undergo substantial background checks...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...since the Receiving Home (its predecessor) opened in 1961,'' said Charles S. ``Chuck'' Bennett, executive director of JYS, as he gave a preview tour of its replacement. ``It was hard to accommodate 16 kids and three to five staff there...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

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...of directors for JYS, at 465-4276; Commissioner Karen Perdue at 465-3030; and Chuck Bennet, the executive director of JYS, at 789-4733. Do not allow them to take away the only option low- and middle-income people have for their children...
PRAC approves Caouette warming house idea

...youth ages 16 and 17 and makes it a two-story building, according to supplemental documents. Ron King, board director of JYS, said they have tweaked their design a bit so that all the extra they would need is this small section of land...


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