“Our Department of Community Justice is nationally recognized for the amazing work they do,” said Chair Deborah Kafoury on Thursday. “This is in part because of the employees that we have who work really hard every day to make sure that the public is safe.”
Each year, DCJ employees supervise more than 12,500 people on probation or parole and processes about 37,000 cases. They work alongside the board, law enforcement and community agencies to provide social services and protections for victims.
Afterwards, board members vocalized their support.
“The scope and depth of involvement probation has in our neighborhoods...the whole level of commitment of all the staff you work with, it’s truly impressive,” said Commissioner Loretta Smith to Taylor and Neal at Thursday’s meeting.
“It’s always a pleasure to join in on recognizing the great work that is done by our employees,” said Commissioner Diane McKeel, also addressing Taylor and Neal. “I want to thank you for bringing this forward. Our employees are our greatest strength.”