It’s not an anniversary observance I ever thought I would write about, nor do I hope to again. But we now somberly realize that it has been one year since we announced our first COVID 19 case with an employee on April 1, 2020, and the first youth on April 5.
While no one will look back on the year fondly, it is nonetheless entirely appropriate for us to remember and to thank everyone on the DJJ team for performing heroically during what could be for many the most challenging 12 months of their careers.
With so many unknowns swirling around us, DJJ staff continued to care for the youth and families, and each other. They met and overcame obstacles they have never encountered before with grace, creativity and professionalism.