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OJJ Chief Receives National Award

09/21/2011

OJJ Chief Receives National Award

Louisiana Office of Juvenile Justice Deputy Secretary Mary L. Livers, Ph.D, MSW, yesterday received a national award from the Association of Women Executives in Corrections (AWEC) at its annual training conference in Ra-leigh, North Carolina.

Livers is the recipient of AWEC‟s 2011 Legacy Award, presented annually to an outstanding professional who has encouraged diversity in the development and contributions of senior and executive staff in corrections.
Livers joins an impressive list of past recipients: 2010: Mr. Ari Zavaras, Director of Adult Corrections in Colo-rado; 2009: Mr. Morris Thigpen, Director of the National Institute of Corrections; 2008: The Keefe Group; 2007: Mr. Harold Clark, then-Washington State Director of Corrections.

“Dr. Livers has been a leader and she has supported and mentored many people, and has served in leadership ca-pacities with AWEC,” said AWEC President Annie Harvey, North Carolina Department of Correction. “She has always supported diversity in leadership development and career advancement in the field of corrections and she promotes informed discussion of correctional issues in an atmosphere of mutual respect. AWEC‟s motto is „each one teach one.‟ In Dr. Livers‟ case, she has modeled “Each one, teach MANY.” She is truly a living legacy and deserving of AWEC‟s Legacy Award.”

Livers, a charter member of AWEC, has been involved in leadership development for a number of years and has supported this effort in every state she has worked in, as well as nationally through numerous governmental agen-cies and professional organizations, according to AWEC‟s executive committee. While employed with the Okla-homa Department of Corrections, Livers was in the first class of the Executive Women‟s Leadership at the Na-tional Institute of Corrections (NIC) in 1994. Relocating first to Maryland and then to Louisiana, Livers continues to support and promote diversity while serving as a leader and mentor.

A Shreveport, LA native, Livers was named OJJ Deputy Secretary in October 2008. She served in three states‟ corrections agencies for over 30 years before returning to Louisiana.

She currently serves as treasurer of the American Correctional Association (ACA), has served a term on its Board of Governors and has been a member of numerous committees. Livers is also a past president of AWEC, and cur-rently is chair of the organization‟s National Voice Committee, which works to enable AWEC to become a credi-ble and effective national voice.