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Family Service Association of Wyoming Valley (FSAWV) is sponsoring its third annual National Family Week Conference on Nov. 16 at The Woodlands Inn and Resort, Route 315, Wilkes-Barre. The conference, titled A Snapshot in Progress: Restoring Justice in Our Community, will begin with registration at 11:30 a.m. followed by the opening session at 12:30 p.m. The event will conclude with dinner and a keynote presentation by The Honorable Thomas F. Burke Jr., president, Luzerne County Court of Common Pleas. Sessions will also include presentations by members of the Family Service Association staff; Susan Blackburn, specialist for the Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research, Shippensburg; Tanya Olaviany, director, Catholic Social Services, Big Brothers Big Sisters Expansion and Enhancement Program; Judith Jones, director, Lycoming, Northumberland and Luzerne County CASA-Court Appointed Special Advocate Program; and Jason Harlan, treatment supervisor, Wyoming Valley Alcohol and Drug Education and Training for At Risk Youth. The conference is open to the public. Deadline to register is Nov. 7. For more information, or to register, contact Ruth Kemmerer at FSAWV at 823-5144, ext. 309. Participating FSA staff members, from left: Ruth Kemmerer, chief advancement officer, FSA; Joanna Delio, senior community resource specialist; Sarah Luvender, clinician, Outreach Prevention Program; Amy Freeman, chief program officer, FSA; and Jean Kizis, family finding coordinator, FSA.

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