Zach Abdelbaki, Senior Team Lead
I graduated from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice. In 2005 I started at the JAC as an Intake Specialist and in 2006 transitioned to a Team Lead. I advanced to the Senior Team Lead position in 2008 and am responsible for training new staff as well as helping the JAC progress.
I have also represented the JAC in the community by advising local law enforcement as well as other agencies on JAC policies and procedures. In addition to my supervisory role I continue to perform intakes with juveniles and remain committed to the population we serve. I enjoy working with youth and families in this field because it gives me a chance to help youth and family when they need it most. By providing resources and giving them someone to talk to and express their thoughts and feelings I feel I am helping them begin a conversation which will guide them to the next step.
As aColoradonative I enjoy getting out ofColorado, taking the time to experience new places and cultures. When I am not traveling I enjoy playing golf with my wife as well as hanging out with my buddy Charlie, who is our seven year old Chihuahua-Dachshund. I enjoy watching and playing sports and I am a die-hard Chicago Bears Fan. In the future, I would love to continue traveling and see the world in its entirety. I look to continue strengthening the community by providing early intervention for youth and families.
Hello, Thanks for your interest in the Juvenile Assessment Center. I have been a part of this team since 2007 and I am consistently reminded of the resilience present in the families we serve. I truly feel honored to work in a position that allows me to positively impact the youth of our community on a daily basis. I am also proud of our team’s constant effort to improve the quality of life for adolescents and their families. I am reminded of the famous quote by Walt Disney which reads “our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”
My hobbies include being physically active in our beautiful state, enjoying my family, traveling to new lands, and spending time with my two daschunds. I also love playing golf even though I am not very good at the sport and seeing our Denver Broncos play on Sunday.
Hello, my name is Angela and I am a Colorado native. I have worked with at risk youth for over twelve years; and at the JAC for five years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminal Justice from Colorado State University. Being the mother of three sons keeps me on my toes when not at work. I also enjoy cooking, gardening and interior design. I believe the JAC serves as an invaluable resource to the community through referrals, intervention and empowerment.