My career began in juvenile corrections more than 34 years ago, I have always provided direct client service to youth and families. I have served on the Board of Directors with the 4L Foundation for more than 10 years. I am a highly motivated individual, a self-starter who works well with others and also independently. I am highly organized and posses a positive attitude which is essential to be successful in any position. I have effectively served as a role model in promoting and fostering the mission, vision, and values of the 4L Foundation. Those values include our Mission, which is changing the trajectory of children and families by addressing economic, educational and housing inequities in our diverse community. The 4L Vision, is creating sustainable opportunities for marginalized populations in Johnson County, Kansas. The 4L Values include compassion, diversity, empowerment, excellence, honesty and respect. The mission, vision and values are critical in our role of changing the trajectory of women and children/families served in our program.
Recently, serving in the role of the Programs Coordinator, and a Senior Case Manager/Supervisor has provided me the opportunity to multi-task; be proficient in budget related matters, posses an attention to detail with strong computer and customer service skills. I currently develop performance outcome measures for the Department of Corrections, Juvenile Detention Center, and Juvenile Intake and Assessment program analyzing the data, looking at recidivism rates, costs, and youth outcomes for our core programs in the 10th Judicial District. This position also includes the integration of evidence based cognitive skills programs that are effective at reducing recidivism, and changing at risk behaviors in our youth to aide them in becoming self sufficient, and law abiding citizens in our community as they age. These qualities and job skills allow me to work directly with the 4L Foundation in meeting the true risk and needs resposivity of our program participants. The 4L Foundation truly has an everlasting impact in the lives of our program participants and their children, growing with them as they gain financial independence, leading to prosperity and totally reshaping their lives toward self sufficiency, good mental and physical health along with their well-being.