Committed youth advocate with over 18 years of program management, working in non-profit and independent settings. Demonstrated ability to work with and connect to culturally diverse populations. Skilled at community collaboration, record-keeping, and compliance monitoring. Compassionate, articulate and adept at conflict resolution.
Responsible for implementing a collaborative program between the Juvenile Justice Center Diversion Program and the Benton Franklin Dispute Resolution Center. Develop and present curriculum that focuses on conflict resolution for at-risk teens. Access and report to Diversion on class participation and findings. Introduce and encourage new skill sets that negate violence; with the goal of promoting positive life choices.
Co-facilitate a diversion program designed for youth that have been apprehended for shop lifting. Assist with program content and creative methods of class instruction. Provide a positive environment where youth can develop skills to make positive choices.
Responsible for full operation of a daycare center and implementation of preschool curriculum, following state guidelines of licensed operation.
Coordinated after hours domestic violence program which served crime victims. Managed advocate invoices, on call hours and developed documentation procedures.
Spent Nuclear Fuel Canister Storage Building ORR Findings and Closure, organization, input and report generation.
Program Director 1/97-7/00, Childcare Director 10/96-1/97, Assistant Childcare Director 10/94-10/96, Site Director 9/91-8/94 and Camp Director 6/91-8/91.
Program accountability which included community collaboration volunteer recruitment, fiscal planning and implementation, and administration of federally governed programs. Recruited, trained and supervised up to 32 employees. Organization and scheduling of day camps, mentoring programs, youth/parent programs, Youth and Government and before and after school programs.
Responsible for supervision, safety, and over-all well being of offenders.
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