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Giving a big YES to children in Siskiyou County

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It started as CASA of Siskiyou County, but it got bigger. So now it's called Youth Empowerment Siskiyou, with the enviable acronym of YES.

It still provides CASA--Court Appointed Special Advocate--services to represent the interests of children in the foster system in court.

But YES also provides non-CASA services to children who are not in the foster system but who are at risk. And the mission extends beyond childhood, up to age 25.

Sarah Springfield is the executive director of YES; she joins us to add details to the story of the agency and its work.

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