Patrick Lawler Reflects on Forty Years at Youth Villages
In 1980, Patrick Lawler was a young probation officer in Tennessee’s Shelby County. Lawler had started his career at just 18 working with boys in a local group home, which is why his experience caught the attention of Memphis judge Kenneth Turner.
Program to Help Foster Youth Aging Out Expands to Los Angeles, D.C., Illinois and Louisiana
A program to help youth aging out of foster care transition to adulthood is expanding to two more major cities and two more states, part of a national rollout financed in part by major philanthropic investment in youth services.