MPA / JD Joint Degree
Victoria was raised by her single-parent mother, the importance of good character and having integrity was strongly emphasized in her home. While living in public housing, she often witnessed policemen who had no integrity to perpetrators who justified their actions. These observations helped form a dream: to make a difference in this world. After graduating from UGA 2005, her first job in the criminal justice field was as a Probation Officer in the Department of Corrections in 2007 (now, The Department of Community Supervision). One of many assignments was as the department’s representative on the Western Judicial Circuit’s Drug Court and Treatment and Accountability Court Teams. After years of seeing the life-changing effects of Accountability Courts, after 8 years in the Department of Community Supervision, she accepted a position in the Piedmont Judicial Circuit as Coordinator of the Jackson County Specialty Courts. She was promoted to Assistant Director of the Piedmont Circuit Specialty Courts in 2017 and then to Director of Specialty Courts in 2018. In addition to the 14+ years of experience in the criminal justice field, she enjoys hiking, producing music and giving back to her community as a Youth Pastor, an FCA Community Coach, and a Mentor.