Mike Brennan, Administrator of Probation Services for Lucas County Juvenile Court "completely understands the trust relationships that YAP builds with kids and families," said Sherri Munn, Director of YAP's Lucas County (OH) Program. "He has built that same kind of relationship as a community partner and long-term friend of YAP."
After dedicating 32 years to the Lucas County Court, Mike will retire in September of 2015. Sherri and the YAP team will greatly miss the man they describe as "truly genuine" - a man who knew families and remembered the names of YAP Advocates and kids alike.
Mike has been a valued partner and ally since the inception of Lucas County YAP 10 years ago. His own advocacy in securing YAP Advocates for court-involved youth had significant impact in improving the lives of youth and families. He promoted good relationships between Probation and YAP staff, sometimes having applicants for Probation jobs touch base with YAP to learn how the program worked. He was also instrumental in developing a referral process for the program and provided valuable insight on staff training and day-to-day operations.
"Mike was awesome to work with," Sherri said. "We wish he could stay, but we wish him a happy retirement and hope he enjoys lots of Miles pizzas, Werther's candy and golf," she added with a smile.
As Mike moves on to the next chapter of his life, he will not be forgotten. He leaves a legacy of work dedicated to helping young people find pathways to productive, law-abiding futures.