Full Name
Christine Doyle PhD, LCSW, MSW
Job Title
Director, Behavioral Health
Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice
Speaker Bio
Dr. Christine Doyle has worked in correctional mental health care for almost 25 years, and has been with the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice since 2001. She became the Director of Behavioral Health Services in 2012. In this role, she is responsible for assuring the quality service delivery of mental health treatment, general counseling and case management, substance abuse treatment, sex offender treatment, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for youth in DJJ secure facilities. Her focus on trauma-informed care for juveniles has led to the implementation of evidence-based screening, individual, and group trauma interventions in all DJJ secure facilities. In addition, Dr. Doyle initiated agency work in implementation of valid, reliable risk/needs/responsivity assessment for youth in secure facilities.

In addition to her work with DJJ, Dr. Doyle and her husband served as foster parents for teen-aged boys for several years. They have two adopted sons (biological brothers). She served as the Regional Vice President for the Adoptive and Foster Parent Association of Georgia and was instrumental in the development and passage of the Foster Parent Bill of Rights. She is also a charter member of the Georgia Critical Incident Stress Foundation and is trained in critical incident stress management.

Dr. Doyle received her B.A. and B.S. from the University of Tennessee, her MSW from the University of Alabama, and her doctorate in Law and Policy from Northeastern University.
Christine Doyle