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Steven Lafreniere

Steven Lafreniere has served as the Executive Director of the Alabama Department of Youth Services (DYS) since 2014. Prior to coming to DYS, Mr. Lafreniere worked for the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) for nearly seventeen (17) years and held numerous management positions including Director of the Office of Children’s Services for eleven (11) years.  He has over 30 years of experience working with youth and families, and currently serves as President of the Council of Juvenile Justice Administrators (CJJA).