Community Advocate Program

About the Community Advocate Program

This program serves people who have been involved with local law enforcement but have needs that cannot be sufficiently addressed by law enforcement alone. This can include: mental health issues, family instability, medical care and other needs. Addressing these underlying issues reduces the need for law enforcement intervention in the future.

NYFS Community Advocate Marly Yang collaborates with the Mounds View, New Brighton, Roseville, St. Anthony and White Bear Lake police departments to serve their residents.

For more information about the program, please call Marly Yang at 651-802-0227.

“My position bridges the gaps in communication and support between clients, social services and law enforcement so that we all work together more effectively toward a common goal that benefits everyone.”

-Marly Yang,
Community Advocate