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Alyssa Williams ​| Chief of Programs & Support Services

Alyssa Williams was appointed Chief of Programs and Support Services for the Illinois Department of Corrections on August 1, 2019. Her experience with the Illinois Department of Corrections began in 2001 and includes the following positions: Sex Offender Therapist in the East St. Louis Parole Office with adult parolees, Casework Supervisor at Illinois Youth Center Warrenville, Clinical Services Supervisor at Illinois Youth Center Warrenville, Warden at Dwight Correctional Center, Coordinator for Sex Offender Services, Assistant to the Chief of Programs and her current position. Prior to her work in Illinois, Ms. Williams was employed as a Forensic Therapist at Western State Hospital in Steilacoom, Washington.

As Chief of Programs and Support Services, Ms. Williams will have oversite of IDOC’s Adult Education and Vocational Services, Addiction Recovery Management Services Unit, Chaplaincy, Sex Offender Services Unit, Volunteer Services, Victim Services, Field Services and the Reentry Unit.

Ms. Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bradley University and a master’s degree in Psychology from Chapman University.