Biltmore Who's Who Selects Evril H. Powell-Welcome as an Honored Member of the Executive and Professional Registry

Top Quote The selection recognizes Evril H. Powell-Welcome's commitment to excellence in Government and Human Services. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 23, 2010 - Evril H. Powell-Welcome, Director of Treatment and Programs for the Department of Human Services, has been selected as an Honored Member of the Biltmore Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry. The selection recognizes Evril H. Powell-Welcome's commitment to excellence in Government and Human Services.

    Powell-Welcome, who earned her bachelor's degree in 1991 in human services with an emphasis in counseling studies and juvenile justice from Alabama State University, has spent the last nineteen years working in her field.

    Beginning in 1991, Powell-Welcome became a social worker with the Virgin Islands Department of Human Services. From there, she became the director where she currently serves for the Department of Human Services Youth Rehabilitation Center. As director, she is in charge of the overall administration and supervision of all treatment-related programs, such as counseling, academic and vocational education programs, alcohol and addiction programs, recreational and volunteer programs. She is also responsible for treatment assessment and health service contracts and to ensure a high level of program accountability and professional service delivery. "It is important to be genuine with the clients we serve, realizing that they are all different and unique," Powell-Welcome explained. "Being emphatic to their situations and showing unconditional positive regard truly helps develop the trust that is needed to create a positive therapeutic working relationship."

    Crediting her degree specialization to her successful career, Powell-Welcome said that her understanding of the law as it pertains to juveniles is very important in ensuring that the overall needs in the justice system are met, not only through appropriate punishment, but also for rehabilitation. She added that her graduate work (she will be finishing her master's degree in human services with an emphasis in counseling studies from Capella University this year) has kept her abreast of current trends in juvenile justice and counseling techniques.

    Inspired after working as a junior counselor with the Central Seventh Day Adventist Pathfinder Club early on, and later working in community service as a mentor in high school, Powell-Welcome realized that she could make a significant difference in her community as a positive role model. "It inspired me to become a professional helper and influenced my career path," she said. Hoping to someday open a therapeutic foster care group home for young girls in need, she also would like to see the Juvenile Justice Unit on board with current trends, including gender specific programs.

    Powell-Welcome was named Social Worker of the Year in 2002 by her peers and was also previously named to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 1990-91. She has spoken on behalf of female gender specific programs at the Virgin Islands Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Symposium in June of 2006. Evril is also a certified instructor in nonviolent crisis intervention and a member of the St. Croix Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Systems Integration Initiative Executive Committee. In her
    spare time, she enjoys reading and travel.

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