Lee Chambers

Lee Chambers

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - May 2009


San Diego County Office of Education
  • Provided counseling services to at-risk ninth graders at in alternative school using psychology concepts, criminological theory and social work practice.
  • Maintained caseload, completed reports and made referrals to administration and other support staff.
  • Built rapport and cultivated relationship with students
  • Upheld student privacy and confidentiality
Apr 2005 - May 2007

Program Manager

Rhode Island Department of Health
  • Provided supervision and technical assistance to program coordinators and data entry personnel
  • Developed and improved evaluation and monitoring criteria for mentoring training program
  • Monitored program activities and made recommendations for improvement
  • Coordinated and led monthly meetings with state and community agencies  
  • Improved program protocol, evaluation tools and updated the database
  • Assisted in creating and managing program budget
  • Worked closely with venders and approved expenditures
  • Developed and maintained contracts of agreement, memorandums of understanding and requests for proposals
  • Built and cultivated partnerships with local, state and community agencies and secured vital collaborations necessary to ensure program success
Jan 2004 - Apr 2005

Program Coordinator/Family Counselor

Child & Family Services of Newport
  • Implemented new strategies to increase participation in role model support capacity program
  • Built and cultivated partnerships and collaborations with local businesses and other community- and faith-based organizations
  • Recuited, hire and supervised and evaluated program trainers
  • Counseled individuals who were in the process of reunifying with their child(ren)
  • Ensured individuals complied with court orders concerning visitation, counseling, substance treatment and child support--in coordination with Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth, & Families  

Parent-to-Parent  Counselor (volunteer)

  • Mediated family discussions on a range of issues from teenage drug use to authoratarian parenting style that resulted in, or perpetuated, family dysfuction
  • Taught parenting, effective communication and appropriate discipline techniques
  • Referred clients to social services and other available resources
  • Modeled positive behavior for youth and parents 
Jun 2001 - Dec 2002

Youth Community Leader

Blackwater Career Development Center
  • Supervised adjudicated males ages 14-17
  • Enforced rules, regulations and state codes within the facility
  • Encouraged and modeled positive behavior
  • Utilized case management practices and prepared activity reports
  • Supervised work details and directed group activities
  • Provided classroom security

Corrections Officer

Arizona Department of Corrections
  • Supervised inmates and maintained order
  • Enforced rules and policies
  • Counseled inmates
  • Conducted search and seizure of inmates' persons and cells
  • Monitored activities throughout institution
  • Completed daily log and reports


Aug 2008 - Present

Master of Social Work

University of Southern California

I am in the MSW program concentrating on Community, Organization, Planning & Administration that I plan to apply to the field of criminal justice.  The courses I have completed are as follows:

  • Human Behavior and the Social Environment I
  • Social Work Practice with Individuals 
  • Policy and Practice in Social Service Organizations
  • Seminar and Field Placement in an Alternative School

In the process of completing additional courses and field placement.

Jun 2001 - Aug 2003

Master of Science


I completed a MS in criminal justice with a focus on Administration, Constitutional Law & Theory. The courses I completed are as followed:

  • Program Evaluation
  • Organizational Theory
  • Seminar in Law Enforcement
  • Administrative Law
  • Prinicples of Administration
  • Current Trends in the Administration of Justice
  • Court Adminstration
  • Survey of Research Methods in Criminal Justice
  • Criminology Theory
  • Juvenile Justice
Jan 2000 - May 2001

Bachelor of Science


Graduated Magna Cum Laude and received several academic awards, including the Dean's List. An abridged list of courses completed are as follows:

  • Drugs and Crime
  • Race, Ethnicity and Crime 
  • Drug Court
  • Corrections
  • Juvenile justice.
  • Law and Crime
  • Probation
  • Four-month internship in an outpatient drug detoxification center
  • Substance Abuse Counseling 
Jun 1999 - May 2001



Graduated with Academic Distinction. Courses completed are as follows:

  • Substantive Criminal Law
  • Procedural Criminal Law
  • Corrections Function
  • Police Function
  • Wellness for Law Enforcement
  • Detention Officer
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Firearms
  • First Responder/CPR
  • Community Relations
  • Crime & Delinquency
  • Ethnics




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Used the Internet more than ten years to conduct research for college assignments and work related  reports and other projects.



Corrections Technology

Rio Salado College