USF event to examine working with at-risk youth


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

USF Event to Examine Working with At-Risk Youth

(October 5, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis School of Liberal Arts and Sciences hosts Allen County Superior Court Judge Daniel G. Heath for a lecture about working with at-risk youth through prevention programs. The event “Closing the Gateway to Crime: A Closer Look at Truancy Reduction Programs” takes place on Tuesday, October 27, 7-8:30 p.m., in the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2702 Spring Street. It is part of the USF Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences’ Building a Better Community: Leaders in Social Justice series.



Judge Heath currently oversees the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center. His lecture discusses the implementation of three anti-truancy programs: Check and Connect, Bright Steps Literacy Program, and Evening Reporting. Attendees are encouraged to bring a book for children, newborn through two years old. The books will support the Bright Steps Literacy Program. Refreshments will follow Judge Heath’s presentation.

The public is invited to attend and participate in this free lecture event. Continuing education credits are available for social workers, marriage and family therapists, and mental health counselors who attend. For more information, contact Emily Lautzenheiser in the USF School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at 260.399.8066 or


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.



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