Juanita Jones – Reintegration Puzzle Conference 2019 Juanita Jones – Reintegration Puzzle Conference 2019

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Juanita Jones

Manager Elders Visiting Program

NT Attorney General and Justice

Juanita Jones is the Manager of the Elders Visiting Program (EVP) in the Aboriginal Strategy and Coordination unit NT Correctional Services. Juanita has 16 years’ experience in Corrective Services, commencing her career in WA Correctional Services in 2003, and working for NTCS since 2008. She also has significant experience in stakeholder engagement working with other internal stakeholders (custodial, youth, community corrections), other government agencies, non-government agencies, Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal Elders. From 2003-2007, in her role with the WA Department of Corrective Services as a Juvenile Custodial Officer, Juanita also acted in the Aboriginal Welfare Officer and Liaison Officer (court & bail) positions. In 2007 Juanita was seconded to the Aboriginal Policy and Services Directorate – Department of Attorney General WA – as a Project Officer in the Aboriginal Justice Agreement (AJA) Team working on a variety of local AJA justice plans. Juanita has worked with NTCS from 2008-2016 in different roles, including Senior Policy Officer Aboriginal Affairs and Senior Policy Officer Reintegration. In that period she has been responsible for procurement and contracts management in sex offender treatment programs and the pre and post prisoner support release space. She has also been the key driver for the expansion and further development of the EVP, growing the program from eight communities to sixteen communities/regions. She is also the key contact for Elders and others wishing to engage effectively with Elders that participate in the EVP.