Clackamas County announces hiring of new Juvenile Department Director

From Tim Heider, Clackamas County Public Affairs Manager, 503-742-5911

Media and Interested Parties

Christina L. McMahan has been hired as Clackamas County Juvenile Department Director, it was announced Thursday.

McMahan brings extensive experience to the position, having led juvenile services programs for Multnomah County since 2011, and for Douglas County prior to that since 2005. She has also worked as a Deputy District Attorney for Marion County and Deschutes County. She holds a law degree from Willamette University College of Law.

The Juvenile Department strives to keep communities safe through restorative services for youth offenders, victims and communities. Using interventions to hold youth meaningfully accountable, department staff teach youth new skills while addressing the harm done to victims and the community.

McMahan also has a strong track record of developing key partnerships with other agencies and groups. Engagement with community partners is central to the success of the Juvenile Department.

"I am excited and honored to have the opportunity to work with the dedicated professionals of the Juvenile Department and the many community partners who contribute to the progress, innovation and success of the juvenile justice system in Clackamas County," said McMahan.

"Christina brings extensive leadership experience and an outstanding track record for developing key partnerships with stakeholders and within the community," said County Administrator Donald Krupp. "I'm confident that she is the ideal choice to expand upon the tradition of excellence and innovation that has been established in our Juvenile Department."

McMahan will succeed director Ellen Crawford, who retired last October after serving the county for 24 years.

McMahan will begin her new role Wednesday, March 9. More on the Juvenile Department can be found on its webpage.

For more information, members of the media and public may contact Public Affairs Manager Tim Heider at 503-742-5911.