Marlon Murphy

Fairfax County Government

Brief info

Marlon Murphy holds a Master of Public Administration and Policy from Virginia Tech. He previously, earned a BS in Human Development from Howard University and a Certification in Process Management from George Mason University. Marlon has worked in the field of Human Services for seventeen years. His work has centered on Human Services and Public Policy specifically in the areas of youth services, juvenile justice, and criminal justice.

He began his career by working with at-risk children, while also implementing programs for the Montgomery County of Maryland Recreation Department (MCRD). After accepting a position with the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court (FCJDRC) in 1994, Marlon has worked with Juveniles and their families under the purview of FCJDRC in many capacities.

He successfully led a team of Probation Counselors in a long-term community based residential treatment facility, addressing the issues of youth on probation/parole and their families. He also served as an administrator of the Fairfax County Transitional Living Program. In this role, he established and maintained community relationships, while operating a program with the mission of transitioning (17-19) year olds from incarceration to independence within 7 months. Since 2005, Marlon has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Operations with the Fairfax County Juvenile Detention Center (FCJDC). He served as a member of the FCJDRC’s Implementation Team, applying his process management abilities to a Structured Decision Making Project that lends itself to the redesigning of the (FCJDRC). The mission of the 5-year project is to develop and implement a fair and consistent system for Juvenile Intake Services and Probation Case-Management using the Balanced Approach to Restorative Justice and to address the disproportionate representation of minority confinement. Most recently, Marlon is Co-chairing a Fairfax County Human Services initiative to prevent and eliminate the disproportionality and disparity for African-Americans and Latinos in Child welfare and Juvenile Justice.

Outside of local government, Marlon co-facilitates group-counseling sessions with male sexual offenders in District of Columbia and Virginia. He has also served as the Chief Administrator of a private Residential Group Home Company for adolescent males under the supervision of the State of Maryland’s Department of Family Services. Marlon has remained actively involved in various community based organizations included the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Marlon possesses an invaluable source of knowledge in the following areas: Staff development, Team Building, Program and Facility design, Strategic Planning, Performance Measurement, Compliance, Program evaluation, Public Policy Design and Analysis, Fiscal Management, Facility Management, Secured Detention, Crisis Management and Intervention, Population Control, Ethics, Independent Living, Shelter Care, Long-Term Residential Treatment, Sex Offender Treatment, Disproportionate Minority Contact, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, and Family Counseling.

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