Annual Staff Awards
Employee of the Year 2015 - James Barrett

James Barrett is a very special person to the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services. Rarely do we go outside our own department to bestow an award on an employee from another department. Yet that is how exceptional Jimmy is!

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2015 Bob Rader Service Worker of the Year - Dorothy Knight

Dorothy Knight joined the Ocean County Dept. of Juvenile Services in 2006 and has remained an asset to our department for nearly 10 years. Ms. Knight began as a Clerk/Typist and has worked her way up through several promotions to her current title of Keyboarding Clerk III.

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2015 Bob Rader Line Worker of the Year - Lenny Reed

Mr. Lenny Reed began his distinguished career with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 2002 as a Juvenile Detention Officer. He graduated from the Sea Girt Police Academy in 2004 and was promoted to Senior Detention Officer in 2004 due to his exemplary service.


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The Eagle Award - Bob Nevill

The winner of this year’s highly esteemed Eagle Award is Bob Nevill. This coveted award has only been given less than five times in the history of the NJJDA as its highest award. So let’s take a look at our worthy recipient!

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2014 Bob Radar Line Staff Worker of the Year - Bob Knight

Bob Knight began his career with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 2003 as a part-time Juvenile Detention Officer (T-120), with the title of Youth Worker. In 2004, he became full-time in this position and was transferred to the Electronic Monitoring Unit within Juvenile Services. In 2005 Bob was promoted to Senior Youth Worker for his outstanding service to the Electronic Monitoring Unit.

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2014 Bob Rader Detention Worker of the Year Award - John Broumas

John Broumas began his professional career with the Ocean County Dept. of Juvenile Services in 1991, a career that now spans 23 years. John began as a Juvenile Detention Officer and was promoted to Senior Detention Officer within 2 years.

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2013 Bob Radar Detention Line Worker of the Year-Delford Jones

Del Jones (or Mr Del as he is known to the residents) has served as the transportation officer since 1998.

He is responsible for transporting residents to court, to any court designated service (i.e: screenings or pre-placement interviews, etc:), and also to prison.

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2013 Employee of the Year - James Clark

Recently at the annual NJJDA conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Jim Clark received the 2013 Employee of the Year award. This award is given to an employee of the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services who demonstrates excellence in overall job performance, as well as superior interpersonal skills with staff and our juvenile residents.

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2012 NJJDA Worker of the Year-Lenny Reed

Mr. Lenny Reed began his distinguished career with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 2002 as a Juvenile Detention Officer. He graduated from the Sea Girt Police Academy in 2004 and was promoted to Senior Detention Officer in 2004 due to his exemplary service.

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2012 Bob Rader Service Worker of the Year-Ken Honeycutt

Ken Honeycutt began his career with Ocean County government in 2007 with the Department of Public Affairs, where he worked at the County Connection in the Ocean County Mall. In 2008, he joined the Department of Juvenile Services, where he has become an invaluable member of the RAISE staff.

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2012 Bob Rader Line Worker of the Year-Bill Santamaria

Bill Santamaria began his distinguished career as a Juvenile Detention Officer with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 2007. Graduating from the Sea Girt Police Academy in 2008, he then took the test to become a Juvenile Detention Officer/Bilingual and did very well!

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2011 Employee of the Year-Robert Miano

Bob began his career with Ocean County in 1990, where his first position was Cook in our wonderful kitchen. He was then promoted to Food Service Supervisor in 1993, where he still delights both juvenile residents and staff alike with his culinary expertise.

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2011 Bob Radar Detention Line Worker of the Year-Ray Roessner

Recently at the annual NJJDA Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Ray Roessner was presented with the prestigious national award of 2011 Bob Radar Detention Line Worker of the Year for his outstanding, “above and beyond” contributions to the Custody Department of the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center.

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2011 Bob Radar Detention Services Worker of the Year - Pat Chant

In September 2011 at the annual NJJDA Conference in Atlantic City, the prestigious Bob Rader Award was presented to Pat Chant, Head Nurse at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center, for her outstanding medical care for our juvenile residents.

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2011 Employee of the Quarter- Robert Miano

The Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services has awarded the prestigious Employee of the Quarter Award 2011 to Robert Miano, who has enjoyed a lengthy career in the field of Culinary Arts. Bob began his career with Ocean County in 1990, where his first position was Cook in our wonderful kitchen.

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2010 Thomas Cooper Award - Krista Schack

The 2010 recipient of the prestigious Thomas Cooper Award is Juvenile Detention Officer Krista Schack. This honor, presented to the most outstanding State Training Academy graduate of the past 12 months, was awarded to Ms. Schack at the annual NJJDA /JJC conference this September in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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2010 Employee of the Quarter - Ray Roessner

Ray Roessner was recently honored with the prestigious Employee of the Quarter Award by his peers and by the Administration of the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center. Ray was chosen for his outstanding efforts in coordinating staff to participate in several social activities that lifted spirits and created an atmosphere of reduced stress and camaraderie.

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2010 Detention Worker of the Year - Alvin Fair

The Detention Worker of the Year Award for 2010 was presented to Alvin Fair at the NJJDA/JJC Annual Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey in September. Mr. Fair was selected by Detention staff and Administration for overall excellence in performance and leadership in his position as Juvenile Detention Officer.

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2010 Employee of the Quarter — Alvin Fair

Alvin Fair began his career as a Juvenile Detention Officer with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 2007. Within his first year, he graduated from the Officer’s Training Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey, where the Academy Administration chose him to be Class Platoon Leader.

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2009 Professional Development Award - James Blair

Juvenile Detention Officer James Blair recently received the 2009 Professional Development Award as he graduated from the Officers Training Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey.

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2009 Employee of the Quarter - Tina Daniel

Tina Daniel began her career with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 1988, where she was among the first graduating class of Juvenile Detention Officers from the Officers Training Academy in Trenton, New Jersey.

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2009 Employee of the Quarter - Larry Crippen

Larry Crippen joined the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 2004 as a Juvenile Detention Officer. In 2006, he completed the Officers Training Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey and also received the Employee of the Year Award at the annual New Jersey Juvenile Detention Association Conference (NJJDA) in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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2009 Academic Achievement Award - Dennis Melia

Dennis Melia recently received the prestigious Academic Achievement Award from the Officer’s Training Academy in Sea Girt, New Jersey, where he recently graduated as a Juvenile Detention Officer.

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2009 Bob Rader Detention Service Worker of the Year - Pat Kielt

Pat Kielt began his career with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 1986 as a Juvenile Detention Officer. He graduated from the Corrections Officers Training Academy (CODA) in 1989. Promoted to Senior Detention Officer in 1991, Pat earned another promotion to Supervising Detention Officer in 1999.

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2009 Detention Service Worker of the Year - Bill Lloyd

Bill Lloyd began his distinguished career with the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 1988 as a Juvenile Detention Officer. He attended the Corrections Officers Training Academy (CODA) in 1988 and earned a promotion in 1989 to Supervising Detention Officer.

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2008 Bob Rader Service Worker of the Year Award - Jeff Reese

Jeff Reese, Coordinator of the RAISE Evening Program and the Community Service Program, has worked for the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services since 1990.

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2008 Bob Rader Line Worker of the Year Award - Ed Baum

Ed Baum began working for the Ocean County Department of Juvenile Services in 1989 as a Juvenile Detention Officer and was promoted to Senior Juvenile Detention Officer in 1993.

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2008 NJJDA Line Worker of the Year Award - Jeff McCrystal

Jeff McCrystal began working at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center in 2000 as a Juvenile Detention Officer. He was promoted to Senior Juvenile Detention Officer in 2002. As part of his Officer’s training, Jeff was a member of the first class of officers to graduate from the Camden County Police Academy in 2001.

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2008 Thomas M. Cooper Prof. Leadership-Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera began working as a Juvenile Detention Officer at the Ocean County Juvenile Detention Center in 2007. Previously, he was employed for 2 years at Fort Monmouth as an armed Security Guard from 2005-2007. Jose also worked as a Security Guard at Paul Kimble Hospital from 2000-2004.

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2007 Bob Rader Service Worker of the Year - John Vaccaro Jr.

John Vaccaro Jr. received the National Bob Rader Service Worker of the Year award as a tribute to his outstanding work in the RAISE program.

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2007 Employee of the Quarter-Maureen Feehan

Maureen received the Employee of the Quarter award recently for outstanding work as a juvenile detention officer.

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2007 Bob Rader Det. Srv Worker of the Year-Jon Carman

Mr. Carman received the Bob Rader award this year for his outstanding work with our juveniles.

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2007 Detention Worker of the Year-Veronica Clark Head

Veronica received the Detention Worker of the Year Award for her outstanding performance as a senior custody officer.

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