Acting Secretary of Juvenile Services, February 22 to March 1, 2007. Member, Task Force to Study Raising the Compulsory Public School Attendance Age to 18, 2007; Task Force to Study Group-Home Education and Placement Practices, 2007-08; Truancy Court Work Group, 2007-08; Delinquency Prevention and Diversion Services Task Force, 2007-09; Juvenile Grant Planning and Review Council, 2007-10.
Federal court-appointed monitor, San Francisco Juvenile Detention Center, 1997-98, Oregon, 1998, and Connecticut, 1998-, U.S. Department of Justice.
Executive Director, Montgomery County Youth Center, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1975-93. Division Administrator, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 1994-2000. Member, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, 1995-2003.
Director of Juvenile Services, Connecticut Department of Children and Families, 2004-07.
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 22, 1949. Temple University, B.S. (sociology), 1976; West Chester State College, M.S. (management-criminal justice), 1982; Nova University, graduate work (public administration), 1997-99. Served in U.S. Air Force, 1967-71. President, DeVore & Associates (consulting services), 1998-2004. Vice-President, Innovative Educational Programs, 2000-03. Consultant, Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2002-04. Justice Programming Consultant, Anderson Brown, 2003-04. Director of East Coast Operations, Cornerstone Youth Programs, 2003-. Director of Human Sex Trafficking Treatment, VisionQuest, 2012-. President, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), Abington, Pennsylvania, 1975-95. Assistant Professor, Villanova University, 1990-95. President, Pennsylvania Association of Township Commissioners, 2003-. Past president, Pennsylvania Juvenile Detention Centers Association. Faculty member, National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges; National District Attorneys Association. Member, American Society of Criminology. Leadership Award, Association for the Advancement of Evidence-Based Practice, 2008. Married; six children; two grandchildren.
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