CJCA Welcomes New Directors in Three States: Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee

Posted by Darlene Conroy
November 18, 2016

Betty Guhman was appointed Director of the Arkansas Division of Youth Services in October 2016.  Guhman, a native Arkansan, most recently served as a senior advisor to Governor Asa Hutchinson since his election in 2014 with a particular focus on the Department of Human Services, specifically children and family services.  

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Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Uses Trauma-Informed Approach for Youth, Families and Staff

Posted by Susan Burke
November 02, 2016

The Utah Division of Juvenile Justice Services (JJS) recently redesigned their lobbies and visiting areas to provide a more welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere for everyone.

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In memory of CJCA’s founder and first Executive Director, Edward J. “Ned” Loughran

Posted by Kim Godfrey
October 14, 2016

Sadly - Our dear Ned passed away peacefully last night. Ned was alert, communicative, engaged, funny, and totally at peace.  He hugged and kissed everyone and said his goodbyes. Ned has encouraged all of us to continue his legacy of service to children and young adults in the juvenile justice system. He said he is passing the torch to all of us to continue his work.  Please keep his wife Maria and son Sean in your thoughts and prayers.   

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Announcing CJCA’s new Executive Director – Michael Dempsey

Posted by Fariborz Pakseresht
October 24, 2016

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators (CJCA) is proud to announce that Michael Dempsey has been selected as CJCA’s new Executive Director.  Mike was voted in unanimously as Executive Director during the CJCA Business Meeting election held on Oct. 6 during the annual CJCA Leadership Institute Meeting held in Chicago.   Mike follows the first Executive Director Edward J. Loughran for CJCA, who founded the national organization of youth correction chief executive officers in 1994.

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