Crossposted from Roll Call: the DAJD newsletter January 2021 Managers and supervisors at the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) attended pro-equity workshops in December. Anita Whitfield, King County’s Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer, led the virtual sessions. There’s more to come: DAJD is making equity and social justice literacy a core competency for all department leaders. “The goal of the workshop was to begin the conversation and was designed to set the stage for leadership to recognize and interrupt counterproductive behavior while supporting those who are harmed,” according to Angela… Read More
The Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard (ESGR) will present King County and the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) with awards, Nov. 8, in recognition of their support of County employees who currently serve in the Reserve and National Guard. King County was nominated for the award by Senior Master Sergeant Michelle Helpenstell, a corrections officer with DAJD, who also serves in the Reserve. “When I learned of the Freedom Award I immediately knew I needed to recognize those who have been so supportive to KC military members,” said… Read More
Linda Robson, Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Communications Specialist, wrote Giving inmates the skills to clean up at work and in life as the In Depth column for the November 2017 edition of the department’s monthly employee newsletter, which we featured in KC Employee News. Linda’s piece won a 2018 Gold Hermes Creative Award in the Writing category for Publication Article in an international competition hosted by the Association of Marketing Communication Professionals. In Greek mythology, Hermes is the Olympian god of orators and wit, of literature and poets, and invention… Read More
May 6-12 is National Corrections Officers and Employees Week, so here’s a shout out to all of the dedicated employees at the Department of Adult & Juvenile Detention for all of the work you do every day of the year to keep the community safe and secure. May 6-12 also happens to be National Nurses Week, and DAJD command staff also want to give a special word of thanks to their colleagues in Jail Health Services, who get two national spotlights this week. Thank you all for your dedication and hard work,… Read More
On November 7, 2017, the Juvenile Division within the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention hosted a promotion ceremony for several employees: Randy Green was promoted to Corrections Supervisor Belenda Wilson was promoted to Corrections Supervisor Rich Reed was promoted to Restorative Justice Coordinator (PPM II). Rich also received his 25 year Service Award. Congratulations to Randy, Belenda and Rich on a job well done! Pictured: Left to right are Randy Green, Belenda Wilson, Juvenile Division Director Pam Jones and Rich Reed.
On Oct. 24, the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention honored friends and colleagues for their outstanding service and sacrifice at the 18th Annual Employee Recognition Award Ceremony. “To me, there’s no greater responsibility than serving the public, including our youth,” King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove said at the event. “And it’s a duty we all share, and it’s an effort and a battle that you fight every day. This deserves to be acknowledged, and you deserve this recognition. So on behalf of myself and the King County Council, I want to… Read More
Angela Toussaint, Continuous Improvement Manager with the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget, will be recognized for her exceptional work in identifying and making improvements to the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Corrections Officer Hiring Process. She will be recognized at the DAJD’s Eighteenth Annual Employee Awards Ceremony on October 26 with the Distinguished Service award. Kudos to Angela for her dedication and professionalism in this achievement and for furthering the DAJD mission of providing safe, secure and humane detention facilities!
The Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) is in the process of retiring the 40-year-old system its more than 500 correctional employees use to manage detainees and is replacing it with one that will provide a smoother, more efficient workflow process from booking to release. The department has more than 41 applications that help to manage the various processes throughout the organization. A key deliverable of the new system will be to eliminate as many of these applications as possible. The new Jail Management System (JMS) will simplify many of the… Read More
Shared from the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention’s Employee Spotlight In the Fall of 2017, Corrections Officer William Antonius hopes to retire after more than 30 years with the Department. His career with the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention (DAJD) began in 1985 after serving in the U.S. Army and National Guard during his senior year at Auburn High School. Married to his high school sweetheart, they raised four beautiful children and have 9 precious grandkids. A devoted family man and public servant, Officer Antonius also makes time to give… Read More