WE MEET AT RIVER CITY BREWING COMPANY
Lunch begins at noon - The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.
Meet Lawrence M. Hills Jr.
Program Manager Duval County Teen & Truancy Court
Lawrence is the current Director of Duval County Teen & Truancy Court programs within the Office of Court Administration, Fourth Judicial Circuit, FL. Current responsibilities include managing court personnel and 40 + volunteers from the legal community. He is also responsible for developing a curriculum and guidelines for Duval County’s Neighborhood Accountability Boards (NAB) process.
Prior to being assigned to the Office of Court Administration, Lawrence worked for ten years at the State Attorney’s Office, Fourth Judicial Circuit where he served as Referral Reduction Coordinator in association with the State Attorney’s Juvenile Diversion Programs. In that capacity, he expanded the Civil Citation process in Duval County and developed Civil Citation procedures in Clay and Nassau counties. Notable accomplishments include directing the first Florida Department of Juvenile Justice’s assignment center in 1998. This privatized juvenile correctional facility was charged with assessing committed youth for appropriateness of commitment classification.
Mr. Hills is also an Air Force veteran who served in several capacities to include mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor and Equal Opportunity and Treatment monitor. He holds a Masters of Science Degree in Human Resource Management with an emphasis on Public Administration.