Douglass Community Services hires first workforce development director

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Juliet Smith

HANNIBAL, Mo. — Juliet Smith has been hired as Douglass Community Services’ first workforce development director.

Douglass Community Services assists people with developing the skills needed to find and retain employment through the activities of the Workforce Development department, which houses the Kids in Motion program, Connections to Success and the Court Appointed Special Advocates.

“Juliet has a strong background in community networking and serving youth,” said Julie Mitchell, chief of operations for Douglass. “Her experience with at-risk youth and community resource coordination will be an asset to the program.”

“Workforce development is extremely important for youth today. I am looking forward to working with Kids in Motion, CASA and all the other exciting programs to encourage a future driven mentality,” Smith said.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, Douglass Community Services is a private, not-for-profit human services agency based in Hannibal. It sponsors multiple programs to advocate and intervene for families and people experiencing problems with day-to-day crises. Douglass has expanded its service area to cover eight counties in Northeast Missouri — Marion, Ralls, Monroe, Lewis, Pike, Shelby, Macon and Randolph. 

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