After 23 years of working with the juvenile population, Miranda Denney was
named the Deputy Commissioner for the Division of Community and Mental Health
Services in July 2014. The division serves statewide and is comprised of a
Director, four Regional Managers, two Regional Psychologists, 20 District
Supervisors, three Children's Benefits workers, and over 200 front-line
juvenile service workers, mental health clinicians, and support staff.
Ms. Denney has a Master's in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor's
in Corrections and Juvenile Services from Eastern Kentucky University.
Deputy Kris Mann
to his 2018 appointment as the Deputy Commissioner of Program Services, Kris
Mann was serving as the East Region Division Director where he was overseeing
the operations of all East region programs. Mr. Mann began his career with the
Department of Juvenile Justice in July 2001 as a Youth Worker at eh Cadet
Leadership and Education Program in Jackson, Kentucky. He became a counselor in
the program before being promoted into the Juvenile Facility Superintendent
role at Morehead Youth Development Center where he would become the acting
Superintendent in 2006. In 2012, he was promoted into the Acting
Facilities Regional Administrator Role, and one year later was offered the
position to serve as the East Region Division Director.
Mr. Mann is a 2001 graduate of Alice Llyod College where he
earned his Bachelor's in Business Administration and a 2003 graduate of Eastern
Kentucky University's Juvenile Justice Studies Master's program.
Special Assistant Raymond
to re-joining the Department of Juvenile Justice in 2016, Debolt served eight
years with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission. He worked as a Senior
Staff Analyst for the House and Senate Judiciary Committees. His duties
involved researching policy, advising legislators, drafting legislation, and
working with public agencies. Mr. Deboly also previously served as
general counsel for the Department of Juvenile Justice from 1997-2004. He has
also held various positions with the Office of the Attorney General and the
Office of the Fayette County Attorney. He began his career in criminal justice
as a police officer with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Division of
Mr. Debolt holds a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from
Indiana University and a Master's degree in Public Affairs from Kentucky State
University. Additionally, Debolt holds a Juris Doctorate from Salmon P. Chase
College of Law.