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Jody Paine, Chief Operations Officer: GA, MA, NH and TN

Jody Paine

Jody Paine was named chief operations officer in July 2014. He oversees the programs and services that Youth Villages currently operates in Georgia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Tennessee, including being directly responsible for the organization’s intensive in-home services, residential treatment programs, group homes, treatment foster care, specialized crisis services and YVLifeSet program, among others.

Beginning his career at Youth Villages in 1991 as an intern, Paine has also served as a teacher at the Dogwood Campus, program manager at the Bartlett Campus, director of the Bartlett and Dogwood campuses and director of residential services. He is a former Memphis City Schools teacher.

Paine earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Christian Brothers University and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Memphis.

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Youth Villages is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families live successfully. We help more than 22,000 children and families each year from across the country. Our Evidentiary Family Restoration® approach involves intensive work with the child and family, a focus on measuring outcomes, keeping children in the community whenever safely possible, and providing accountability to families and funders. The EFR approach produces lasting success for children with success rates twice that of traditional services at one-third the cost of traditional care.
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