Kelly Franklin was selected as the Executive Director of the Jefferson Day Report Center and assumed the role July 1, 2020. Kelly has been an employee of the Jefferson Day Report Center since 2018. She has enjoyed her tenure with the agency and is grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the Jefferson County, WV community in a leadership role.
Kelly brings a lifelong dedication to the criminal justice field and has extensive knowledge of both the legal and treatment sides. She was the former Regional Director for Parole & Probation with the WV Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation for many years. Kelly served as a collaborator for research and writing regarding corrections, leadership, oversight, and organization of the offender sanctioning process in the State of West Virginia. Kelly’s prior service includes acting as a victim rights representative, training coordinator, and legal assistant with the Department of Defense- US Army Corp of Engineers Middle East District’s, Office of Counsel. She has extensive experience domestically and internationally.
She is a graduate of Shepherd University and an honor’s graduate of American Public University with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice.
John Unger has been employed at the Jefferson Day Report Center since March 2020. He is head of the Community Engagement and Economic Development working closely with drug court and the Jefferson County community.
Jennifer Lyons is a social worker and a Recovery Coach Professional. Jennifer attended Shepherd University for her Bachelor of Social Work. She earned her Recovery Coach Professional Certification through Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE). Jennifer has worked in various areas of corrections, as well as, non-profit organizations for over 15 years. Jennifer’s role at JDRC is our WV DMV DUI Safety and Treatment Coordinator. Jennifer oversees the DUI program at our location, as well as, multiple other day reports and private practice locations throughout the state.
Amanda Bowers joined JDRC in August 2020, as a case manager. Amanda attended Shepherd University for her Bachelor of Sociology degree with a concentration in Criminal Justice. Amanda has worked in the criminal justice field for over 10 years in various capacities.
Jordan Lickey joined the JDRC in October 2020, as a Case Manager and Recovery Coach. Jordan attended West Virginia University and earned his Bachelors in Social Work in 2015. He earned his Recovery Coach Certification through Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE). He has over six-years of experience working in the mental health field to include specialized support with adult psychiatric and youth residential patients. Jordan has extensive experience in facilitating psychoeducational groups and assisting with community referral linkages.
Aaron is employed as a Case Manager. He graduated with an Associates and Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Glenville State College in Glenville, WV. He is currently enrolled in a Master’s Degree Program to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with Grand Canyon University. Aaron is a graduate of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA and a graduate of the West Virginia Corrections Academy in West Liberty, WV.
Aaron enlisted in the Air National Guard in 1997 as a Security Forces member and has received various commendation medals and awards throughout his career. He has a background in Corrections and was employed for 23-years with the Regional Jail System in West Virginia. Of those 23-years, he was a Correctional Counselor for five-years. Aaron has experience in conducting groups and classes both with the correctional system and military.
Tho'Mas Green has held previous positions supporting those seeking recovery that included Group Facilitator, Addiction Counselor, and Residential Assistant. Tho’Mas is our Peer Support Specialist, and through his lived experience with over 26 years in recovery, he provides support and hope to his peers that recovery is possible. Tho’Mas earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Baltimore in Human Service Administration.
Emily Fletcher is a Patient Care Coordinator and Recovery Coach. She earned her Recovery Coach Certification through Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE). In her role, she participates in the development of a comprehensive treatment plan, coordinate both medical and mental health visits, tracks and monitors progress and makes referrals to community resources. She is currently finishing her bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice.