Kathleen Harvey is the Director of Community, Reentry and Parole for DCYF’s Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) division. With 30 years of experience in the field of social service and juvenile justice, Kathleen’s leadership is grounded in proven programs, effective practices and targeted outcomes.
Kathleen’s professional experience is anchored in local, state and national juvenile justice efforts as well as evidence-based and landmark programs. She is committed to supporting the success of young people and creating healthy communities through civic engagement, community collaboration and family involvement.
Over the past 10 years, Kathleen has concentrated on community reentry and transition preparation for youth in JR. She has also championed change and influenced equity and social justice reform by creating guided pathways for young people in education, vocation and employment.
Kathleen earned her BA from Washington State University and a master’s degree in psychology (emphasis in children and families) from Chapman University. In 2017, she received the Governor’s Award for Leadership and Management for Youth Reentry.
In her free time, Kathleen enjoys the Pacific Northwest, cycling and training for marathons.