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Keisha M. Jones
Juvenile Grants & Administrative Manager
The Gregory A. Adams
Juvenile Justice Center
4309 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
Keisha Jones oversees the grants and programs area. Her career spans the public and private sector as an advocate, youth counselor, consultant, grant writer, and manager working with organizations who serve the most vulnerable. Since coming to DeKalb County Juvenile Court, she’s served as an intern, case manager, Juvenile Program Administrator, and is currently the Grants and Programs Administrative Manager.
Mrs. Jones has successfully secured grants on every level of government as well as corporate and foundation grants. Over the past 13 years, she has written and managed more than $54 million in grants and contracts for government, local, and national nonprofits spanning 30 states to support causes she believes in. She believes grants provide organizations the opportunity to educate, empower and promote self-efficacy for the clients they serve.
Mrs. Jones received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University and holds a certificate in Local Government Management from University of Georgia, Carl Vinson Institute of Government. She currently serves as a peer reviewer for federal grants and works with several charitable organizations in the local community. She has been a member of the National Grants Management Association, Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and Grants Professional Association.
Under her leadership, programs have been recognized by the Georgia Council of Court Administrators as the Program of the Year, received two proclamations from the CEO of DeKalb County, recognized nationally by the Harvard Kennedy School/Innovations in Government-Bright Ideas in Government and the U.S. Department of Labor-Employment and Training Administration with the Recognition of Excellence Award for Serving Out-of-School Youth.
Mrs. Jones and her husband reside in Decatur and are the proud parents of three adult daughters.