In 1999, Rick Williams, at that time Magisterial District Judge, and Karen Goss, at that time Director of Mifflin County Children & Youth, were instrumental in spearheading the effort to form a Communities That Care in Mifflin County. These leaders began by forming a “Key Leaders” group, and the Key Leaders wrote the initial implementation grant proposal…..
A Key Leader is an individual in the community who represents our schools, social services, juvenile justice, law enforcement, medical and mental health, and business. Key Leaders are responsible for providing support, encouragement and direction to the CTC (Communities That Care) Prevention Board….
The Prevention Board is the voting arm of our county-wide coalition. Both our Board and our coalition have representation from non-profit organizations, county and local government, educational institutions, religious organizations, law enforcement, the medical community, and businesses….