Deputy Assistant Director, Custody Management
Deane Dougherty first joined the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Custom's Enforcement's (ICE) Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) as a Management and Program Analyst for the Juvenile and Family Residential Management Unit (JFRMU) in November 2006. Selected as Chief, JFRMU in March 2009, Deane was later promoted to Deputy Assistant Director for Detention Management Division in which she oversaw custody management operations for ERO, then later served as the ERO Chief of Staff. In April 2012, Deane was selected as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Alternatives to Detention Division. In this capacity, Ms. Dougherty is responsible for overseeing both formal and informal alternatives to traditional detention settings, as well as civil and residential facilities and programming. Of particular note is her continued oversight of JFMRU, which manages the educational, social, and recreational programming for juveniles who come into ICE custody while in the care of their parent or legal guardian, as well as unaccompanied alien children.
Prior to joining ICE, Deane was a program manager for the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Department of Justice, where she oversaw the development of long-term juvenile justice planning efforts for seven States. She was responsible for the enforcement of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, with particular regard to each State's compliance with the Act's four core requirements: sight and sound separation of juveniles from incarcerated adults, the deinstitutionalization of status offenders, disproportionate minority contact, and jail removal of juveniles.
She also served in the U.S. Army from 1987 through 1994, first stationed with the 8th Infantry Division in Mannheim, Germany and later selected to work at the White House Communications Agency as an Operations Officer under both Presidents Bush and Clinton.
Deane attended graduate school for a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP), and holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and Public Relations from UNCP.