Kentucky Justice Secretary J. Michael Brown has named an acting deputy commissioner for the Department of Juvenile Justice.
The position has been vacant since the beginning of the year. It will now be filled by Diana McGuire.
McGuire served as division director for the department since 2001. She was responsible for overall administration of the Eastern Region Division for Juvenile Justice.
McGuire has worked with troubled youth for nearly 40 years. She began her career in 1973 and has worked in educational tutoring and in supervising roles. She later joined Morehead Youth Development Center as a juvenile counselor.
McGuire holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in corrections from Eastern Kentucky University and she served as an adjunct professor at Morehead State University for more than 10 years.
McGuire follows the appointment of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Hasan Davis last month.