February 11, 2020 SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Human Services, Press Release Governor Tom Wolf announced today that Nicole Yancy has joined the newly created Office of Advocacy and Reform as Child Advocate, a position recommended by the governor-appointed Council on Reform as part of his executive order to protect Pennsylvania’s vulnerable populations.“Pennsylvania can now focus more effort on the specific needs and support of some of its most vulnerable – its children – through the work of Nicole and her office,” Gov. Wolf said. “Nicole’s experience and dedication to children throughout her career will be a big asset to the work already under way at the Office of Advocacy and Reform.”Yancy most recently served as a judicial law clerk for the Administrative Office of the Juvenile Court in Boston. Previously she has worked with the immigrant community on legal matters surrounding deportation and housing, representing families in cases of abuse, neglect and dependency petitions.She also worked for the Department of Human Services (DHS) in the Children and Youth division in Philadelphia as a training and development supervisor in the area of child abuse and neglect, risk and safety assessment and case planning for families, as well as supervising the multi-disciplinary team and ongoing sex abuse unit within the same Philadelphia office of DHS.“The unique mix of Nicole’s child welfare experience with her law degree, combined with her passion for protecting children, make her the perfect fit for this new position and a strong addition to the Office of Advocacy and Reform.”Yancy holds a master’s in social work from Rutgers University School of Social Work in Brunswick, NJ, and a Juris Doctor with particular interest in child welfare policy and juvenile law from Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, RI. Gov. Wolf: Child Advocate Joins Office of Advocacy and Reform
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, (CMC) – West Indies failed in their bid for a breakthrough in the short period before tea, as they continued to struggle after being dismissed cheaply on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve here today.At tea, New Zealand were nine without loss, with opener Tom Latham (six not out) and Jeet Raval (three not out) encountering few jitters in the six overs available to them.Left-arm seamer Neil Wagner had earlier claimed a career-best seven-wicket haul as West Indies lost their last seven wickets for 55 runs after lunch to be dismissed for 134 in their first innings.Opener Kieran Powell top-scored with 42 and partner Kraigg Brathwaite got 24, but it went downhill quickly for the visitors, after the pair put on 59 for the first wicket.Resuming after lunch on 79 for three, the Caribbean side lost wickets steadily to be bowled out, 40 minutes before tea, with the outstanding Wagner claiming seven for 39.New ball bowler, left-armer Trent Boult, picked up two for 36.The performance by Wagner was the second best by a New Zealand bowler against West Indies.Shai Hope, yet to score at lunch, perished to the second ball after the resumption without adding when he pulled at Wagner and brushed a leg-side catch behind, with a single run added to the score.Seven balls later, debutant Sunil Ambris trod on his stumps off Wagner to depart without scoring, leaving West Indies 80 for five.Roston Chase turned Wagner around the corner to be caught at leg slip by Raval on 97 for six and captain Jason Holder was yorked first ball, to extend the Windies’ misery.Dowrich was run out in a mix up with Roach and Miguel Cummins was bowled for one playing down the wrong line, before Roach and Shannon Gabriel (10) put on 29 for the last wicket – the second-best stand of the innings – to frustrate the Black Caps.