LAYSB hires new case manager

Heidi Christensen is the new community justice case manager at Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau in Forest Lake.

She will work with Matt Howard, community justice program manager, to serve at-risk area youth and their families who are struggling with bad choices or other life issues.

Christensen has a BA in human services and management, with a minor in criminal justice, from the University of Phoenix.

A life-long Forest Lake resident, she lives on the family farm with her father and her daughter.

Her most recent employment was with the Volunteers of America Regional Re-Entry Center, helping adult offenders serving long prison sentences to make the transition back into society.

“I began volunteering at LAYSB almost two years ago,” Christensen said. “If I could have hand-picked the job that I wanted most, this would be the one.”

She can be reached at 651-464-3685 extension 110, or by e-mailing Heidi.Christensen@ysblakesarea.org.

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