JJAB Resource Advocates from left, Cindy Koehler, William High Eagle Sandoval, Katy Fellows, Caron Inglis and Santina Shije. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) recently hired three new Resource Advocates. Caron Inglis joins William High Eagle Sandoval and Santina Shije as a Youth Resource Advocate (YRA). Cindy Koehler and Katy Fellows are new Family Resource Advocates (FRAs).
The Resource Advocates provide wraparound case management services to youth and their families who live or attend school in Los Alamos County. YRAs work with teens and their families, while FRAs assist elementary age children and their families. They assess and identify individual and family needs and strengths, assist with coordinating services, and link youth and families in need of support to resources.
Referrals are received from family members, the community, schools, local providers and the Los Alamos Juvenile Probation Office. There is no cost to the family to participate in Resource Advocate services and referrals to the program can be made by contacting a Resource Advocate directly.
About JJAB Resource Advocates:
- Caron Inglis: works with high school teens and their families. She relocated to Los Alamos in July 2016. Previously she lived and worked in North Carolina and Massachusetts as an educational consultant and behavior analyst, and as a program sSpecialist with The New England Center for Children. Inglis has a M.S. degree in school psychology awarded by Syracuse University and a B.A. in psychology earned at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She can be reached by email at email@example.com or telephone/text at 505.709.7777.
- Cindy Koehler: focuses on engagement with elementary school age children and their families. After more than two decades away, she moved back to Los Alamos in August 2016. She previously lived and worked in Florida and Tennessee as an assessment specialist, diversion care coordinator, child protective services investigator and foster care case manager. Koeler has an M.A. degree in communication awarded by Ohio University and a B.A. in communication earned at the University of Ottawa. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone/text at 865.223.9362.
- Katy Fellows: works primarily with elementary school age children and their families. Fellows has lived in Los Alamos since June of 2015. Previously she worked as a developmental specialist/family service coordinator at Las Cumbres Community Services in Espanola. She also has experience as a special needs private tutor and a teacher’s assistant in special education. Fellows has a B.A. in psychology with a minor in developmental disabilities earned at the University of Nevada – Reno. She can be reached by email at email@example.com or telephone/text at 505.500.5133.
- William High Eagle Sandoval: continues to work with high school teens and their families. William can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone/text at 575.613.0034.
- Santina Shije: continues to assist middle school teens and their household members. Santina Shije can be reached by email at email@example.com or by phone/textat 505.231.5950.
For additional information about the Resource Advocate program, visit the JJAB website www.losalamosjjab.com or contact the Resource Advocates directly.
The Los Alamos Juvenile Justice Advisory Board is an established non-profit organization. JJAB has provided programs, activities and services to youth and families in Los Alamos since 2004. JJAB is recognized both within Los Alamos County and throughout the state of New Mexico as a leader in prevention and intervention initiatives for youth. The work of the JJAB is made possible through funding from the New Mexico Children Youth and Families Department, Los Alamos County, Los Alamos Public Schools, United Way of Northern New Mexico and grants and donations from private foundations and individuals.