Danielle Swendal, earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 2002. She began her career at Union County Juvenile Court as Juvenile Probation Officer in September 2002. In 2006, she began her career in Children Services as an Intake Caseworker at Union County Job & Family Services. While at Union County DJFS she was promoted to Ongoing Caseworker Supervisor and remained it that position until her departure in 2016. In 2014, she attended Mount Vernon Nazarene University where, in 2016, she earned her master’s degree in Business Administration, Organization Leadership. That same year, she began working at Knox County Job & Family Services as the Ongoing Casework Supervisor.
From 2018-2020 she was the Lead Children Services Supervisor responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Social Services Unit. In March 2020, she was promoted to her current position of Social Services Program Administrator. Ms. Swendal has been involved in a variety of workgroups and initiatives throughout the agency, including workforce developmental, continuous quality improvement, team decision making, and increased permanency efforts for children in the Agency’s custody.
Ms. Swendal is committed to strengthening families in Knox County while keeping child safety and the wellbeing of our children at the forefront. She brings strong leadership skills to her current position with an emphasis on best practice, and partnering with the families we serve.