Bullitt resident promoted by state corrections

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 FRANKFORT - Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Tim Carman has announced the promotion of Jennifer “Jay” Bell to assistant supervisor of District 16, which is one of four supervision districts in Jefferson County. 

Bell will assume her new duties on Aug. 1.

“Jay Bell has a proven performance record,” said Carman. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to promote a person with the integrity and strength of character that Jay possesses. She will be a true asset to the District 16 staff.”

Bell began her state employment career in 2000 with the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) as an adult and child protective services investigator. 

She served as a member of Nelson County’s multi-disciplinary team which was established to combat child abuse.

In 2003, the cabinet appointed Bell to the position of social service clinician. She received the CHFS employee of the year award in both 2003 and 2004.

Bell came to the Division of Probation and Parole in 2004 as a probation and parole officer in District 5. 

She currently serves as the re-entry liaison for her district and is an active participant in the central region re-entry task force. She is a graduate of the Commissioner’s executive leadership program and is currently participating in the Commissioner’s mentor program.

Bell is a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she earned a bachelor of art’s degree in sociology with a minor in criminology.

She is a member of the Alpha Kappa Delta honor society.  She is also the recipient of the 2010 District 5 achievement award.

Bell currently resides in Bullitt County with her husband, Dennis, and their son Brock.