Keith Jones’s experience in State Government spans approximately 27 years beginning in 1992. He began as a Correctional Officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC). He worked in several capacities while employed by the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. His last assignment before his appointment as a Regional Program Coordinator for DJJ it 2013 was Counseling Services Manager for Reentry Services, where he was responsible for overseeing the delivery of counseling services to include budgets and implementation of new programs ensuring policy adherence through Audits/Quality Assurance visits. In his capacity of Counseling Services Manager he was responsible for oversight of counseling services in all State, County, and Private Prisons; Day Reporting Centers and Probation Offices. Other roles included Deputy Warden of Care and Treatment, Unit Manager, Counselor, and Senior Counselor.
Keith joined the DJJ team on May 1, 2013, as a Regional Program Administrator and on August 1, 2013, he was appointed by GDJJ Commissioners Avery Niles as Director of Reentry Services. Keith brings a wealth of experience in Reentry and operational oversight. He has an extensive work history and is experienced with data analysis and leading strategic initiatives aimed organizationally. He is a graduate of Valdosta State University as a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice; Columbus State University Command College as a Master of Public Safety Administration; and a Ph.D. at Walden University in Criminal Justice (Justice Administration).