Jack McDonough began employment with the Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services as Deputy Director on May 11, 2015. Jack spent the majority of his career as a probation officer in the U.S. Probation Office in Delaware. He worked in that capacity for nearly 25-years, the last seven as Chief, before retiring in July 2012 under the federal law enforcement mandatory retirement age of 57. In the interim he was the Director of the first federal halfway house and more recently he served in the capacity as Community Relations Coordinator for the Crime Strategies Unit of the Attorney General’s Office in Delaware. His first job was as a Child Care Counselor at the Terry Center in 1978.
During Jack’s time as Chief of the U.S. Probation Office, he served as Chair of a national working group on Reentry. In 2010, he received a national award for his work associated with “Defendant/Offender Workforce Development Programs”.
Jack has worked as an Adjunct at both Neumann University and Wilmington University. He is on the Board of Wilmington’s HOPE Commission. Most of his volunteer work has centered around youth sports. Jack graduated from Towson University with a degree in psychology and earned his Master’s degree from Wilmington University with a degree in Public Administration.