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DOUGLAS COUNTY BOC HIRES NEW JUVENILE PROGRAM SERVICES DIRECTOR


Douglasville, GA - The Douglas County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on July 23 to appoint Jennifer King as the new Director of the Douglas County Juvenile Programs Administration Department. King served as the Juvenile Programs Administration Department's Assistant Director for twelve years before being selected to take over for Jenny McDade who created the department and hired King as the third person in the office. McDade served as the previous director for 30 years.

The Douglas County Juvenile Programs Administration Department oversees providing quality services to juveniles and their families involved in the Juvenile Court that supports treatment, rehabilitation, supervision, strengthening of the family system and reducing repeated undesirable behavior.

King's passion for serving Douglas County Juveniles is proven. "After 24 years as an employee in the same department, I still see this as an exciting opportunity," King said. "Prior to the position of Assistant Director, I served as an Intervention Officer in the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program and believe my experience over the years will help move this department forward."

King holds a Bachelor's in Sociology degree from West Georgia College, which is now the University of West Georgia and she is not the only one who works for the government in her household. King's husband, Jeff, works for the City of Atlanta as a Project Manager. Jennifer and Jeff have a son, twenty-one year old Skyler, who attends college full-time at Samford University in Alabama studying Sports Administration and who also competes as a mixed martial artist.

"I am so humbled and honored to be appointed as the Director in a department that I have spent my entire career here in Douglas County," King said. 'I love my work and love helping others and it's amazing to be recognized for my hard work and dedication."

For more information, please contact Rick Martin, Director of Communications & Community Relations for Douglas County at rickmartin@co.douglas.ga.us or 770-920-7303.





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