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Kelly Franklin is the Executive Director of the Jefferson Day Report Center.
Kelly brings a lifelong dedication to the criminal justice field and has extensive knowledge of legal and treatment processes in the state. Kelly is the former Regional Director for Parole & Probation in West Virginia. She previously served as a collaborator for the research and writing regarding corrections, leadership, oversight, and organization of the offender sanctioning process in West Virginia. Kelly’s previous experience 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, which has excelled her current profession.
She is a graduate of Shepherd University and an honor’s graduate of American Public University with a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. Kelly is a Doctoral candidate at Liberty University in the Behavioral Science program with an emphasis in Community Care and Counseling Program, focusing on trauma.
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). She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Business Management from American Public University. 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 Administrator.
Corey Walton joined JDRC in October 2021, as a case manager. Corey attended North Carolina Central University for his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in the Spring of 2015. He earned his Recovery Coach Certification through Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE). Corey has worked in the criminal justice field for over 8 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.
Amanda Mendoza is a case manager. Amanda attended Shepherd University for her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with a concentration in Criminal Justice. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice. Amanda has worked in various areas of corrections for 12 years as a Probation and Parole Officer.
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.
Kelsey Banks is our Psychoeducational Group Facilitator. Kelsey attended Shepherd University for her Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences with a minor in Office Technology. She received her Masters of Arts in Communication Studies from West Virginia University. Kelsey earned her Recovery Coach Certification through Greater Recovery and Community Empowerment (GRaCE). Kelsey worked as an educator for 15 years at various local high schools and colleges. Most recently Kelsey worked for the WV Department of Health and Human Resources.
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