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Director appointed for Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services

Dr. Ursula Mullins
Dr. Ursula Mullins

Effective in February

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2017) — Mayor Greg Fischer today announced he has appointed Dr. Ursula Mullins director of Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services, effective in early February.

Mullins has served as an innovation project manager for the city’s Office of Performance Improvement & Innovation. She also previously held the role of performance coach, using data and performance improvement methods to help city departments better serve residents.

Youth Detention Services is a structured detention facility that supervises pre-adjudicated youth in secure detention. Along with a 96-bed facility for people ages 12-17, YDS also provides community-based services, monitoring of Home Incarceration/Home Supervision, and a 12-bed Alternative Placement, non-secure facility for lower-level offenders.

During her time in Metro, Mullins has been responsible for leading teams in the development of strategic planning, performance management, and continuous improvement efforts on matters ranging from parks to public safety.

Mullins is an active community member serving as co-founder of ReNewed Hope AA Recovery Group, Charter President and Sponsor of Metro Motivators Toastmasters Club, member of Family & Children’s Place Board of Directors and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She also is a graduate of Leadership Louisville’s Focus Louisville program.

Mullins earned a bachelor’s degree of science from Tennessee State University, and a master’s of science and Ph.D in Developmental Psychology from University of Kentucky. As a proponent of lifelong learning, she has also earned professional certifications and is a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Balanced Scorecard Professional, and Predictive Index Analyst.