More About the Youth Aid Panel

The Youth Aid Panel (YAP) is sponsored through the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. District Attorney Craig Stedman and the Lancaster County Commissioners are very supportive of the program and view it as beneficial to our communities. Cheryl Ludwig is directly responsible to oversee the program and manages the County Youth Aid Panel Coordinator position.

The YAP is under the direct supervision of the local police department. Panel members are made up of caring, non-judgmental community members who meet with juvenile offenders and their families to resolve juvenile criminal matters. Youth are referred to the program by the police departments.