Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving Dane County.  The agency’s mission is to provide innovative services dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of youth, their families and our community. 

The organization was formed in 2003 by the merger of Briarpatch, Inc. (established 1971) and Community Adolescent Programs, Inc. (established 1978).  Project HUGS (established 1995) joined the agency in 2009.  The agency offers a broad array of services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth.  Briarpatch works closely with local governments and other non-profit organizations to provide unique programs that fill service gaps.  Each year, Briarpatch serves approximately 3,000 unduplicated youth. 

 

Briarpatch Youth Services Staff

 

CaseyBehrend

Casey Behrend
Executive Director/
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Working with youth requires patience and persistence. Our staff consistently demonstrates these qualities and I am inspired by their work every day!

 

 

JayKieferJay Kiefer
Program Director/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

ShannonAlgremShannon Algrem
Director of Finance/
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Cedric

Cedric Johnson
Development and Communications Director
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Joe

Joseph Bednarowski
Grants & IT Director/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 


Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs

 

NyetpicBrock Cooper

Youth Counselor- Shelter/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

NyetpicAndrew Dettle
Shelter Manager/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

MaryJoHammondMary Jo Hammond
Youth Couselor/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

LibbyLeeLibby Lee
Program Coordinator, Parent Support Services /This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicRobin Matthies
Youth Group Specialist, Teens Like Us/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicJune Paul
Youth Group Specialist, Teens Like Us/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicErika Schneider
Case Manager, Street Outreach Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

NyetpicJeanne Schneider
Clinical Coordinator & Shelter Manager/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

TylerSchueffner

 

Tyler Schueffner

Program Coordinator, Street Outreach Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicRobin Sereno
Program Coordinator, Transitional Living Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

 

 

NyetpicMorgan Tazifua
Youth Counselor- Shelter/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

NyetpicBryan Tricker
Youth Advocate, Transitional Living Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicYesenia Villalpando-Torres
Outreach Specialist, Street Outreach Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicAkillah Wali
Resident Counselor, Transitional Living Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


Parent Support Services

 

StaceySlottyStacey Slotty
Parent Support Counselor/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

I am continually inspired by the parents I meet - determined to navigate complex systems, find needed support, and build connections with their children. My greatest joy comes from witnessing the compassion and encouragement shared in parent groups. I feel privileged to work with so many amazing people, including the dedicated staff at Briarpatch.

 

 


Youth Employment Programs

 

NyetpicSean Hubbard
Program Coordinator, Youth Job Center & Madison Street Team/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicBrittany Kraemer
Employment Counselor, Support For Success/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicLillian Nimmer
Employment Counselor, Youth Job Center & Support For Success/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 


Court Involved Youth Programs

NyetpicDean Bossenbroek
Program Coordinator, Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

   

GarrisonGarrison Draves
Youth Counselor & Work Team Supervisor, Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

RobertoGRoberto Godinez
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Services & Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

RandallHardyRandall Hardy
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Services & Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicRoss Hazlewood
Program Coordinator, Intensive Supervision Services/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

ChuoaHerChoua Her
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Services & Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

 

 

HannahHannah Horkan
Program Coordinator, Municipal & Youth Peer Court/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicAnthony Johnson
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Services & Youth Restitution Program/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicLauren Lammert
Program Specialist, Youth Restitution Program/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

CalandraBensonCalandra Locatelli-Benson
Youth Counselor, Youth Restitution Program/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

CarlosCarlos Martinez
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Services & Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

KrystaMooreKrysta Moore
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Services & Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicJennifer Ripp
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Services & Youth Restitution Program/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicMax Rosen
Youth Counselor & Work Team Supervisor, Youth Restitution Program/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

NyetpicTammy Salzwedel
Peer Court Specialist, Youth Peer Court/ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.