Judicial Program Analyst
Stephenie Strayer is a graduate of Mansfield University where she earned a dual degree in Psychology and Human Relations. Following graduation, Ms. Strayer held several positions in various non-profit agencies providing direct services to children and families dealing with domestic violence, child sexual abuse, teen parenting and child abuse.
In 1984, Ms. Strayer accepted a position with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Over the next 21 years, her leadership helped the agency become a nationally ranked Big Brother Big Sister agency. The organization was honored for best practices in efforts that included school based mentoring programs and creative case management and received a Point of Light Award from George H.W. Bush. As the Vice President for Programs and chair of the Professional Staff Council, Ms. Strayer participated in planning and training on local, regional and national levels. In 1995, at the National conference in Orlando, FL she was recognized with the Robert M. “Skip” Walsh Memorial Award. This award is presented annually to a staff member that demonstrates personal and professional commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
From 2005 until 2008, Ms. Strayer was employed by the Dauphin County Human Services Directors Office as the Community Liaison and Contract Manager. In this capacity, she was responsible for directing and overseeing special projects, events, grant and agency programs. More specifically, she had direct oversight for recommendations and monitoring outcomes for the Human Service Development fund, which allocated close to one million dollars in discretionary funds to local non- profits and organizations in Dauphin County. She also served on the Human Services Directors Board, Upper Dauphin School Director’s Board, the Northern Dauphin Advisory Panel, the Integrated Children’s Services Planning team, the United Way Healthcare Panel and chaired the Family Group Decision Making Implementation Team. During this time, Ms. Strayer led the consumer services panel, identifying ways in which human services could improve customer services to the community.
Currently, Ms. Strayer serves as a Judicial Program Analyst for the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts in the Office of Children and Families in the Courts. Her primary responsibilities in this position include technical assistance to counties in the south central region of Pennsylvania. Her efforts guide counties in her territory toward the overall goal of enhancing court practices to improve the safety, permanency and well-being outcomes for children who are the subject of child dependency proceedings. Technical assistance includes providing counties with resources in the implementation of the Court Improvement Project’s Permanency Practice Initiative and planning the annual Children’s Roundtable Summit. Ms. Strayer represents the Office of Children and Families in the Courts on the Family Group Decision Making Leadership and Statewide teams and the National Governor’s Association in Philadelphia, York, Lancaster and Dauphin Counties. In addition, Ms. Strayer is responsible for observing court proceedings and facilitating intra-state and intra-county communication among Dependency Judges, Children and Youth Administrators and local Children’s Roundtables.
Judicial Program Analyst
601 Commonwealth Ave.
P.O. Box 61260
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0901
(717) 231-3300 ext. 3828
Fax: (717) 231-3304