Alton Jones has joined CHD as the VP of Children and Families, bringing to the agency more than 25 years of experience in the human services field. The appointment brings Jones full circle with our organization: he was a relief staff counselor for one of CHD’s group homes for justice-involved youths when he began his career in 1995.
Jones was most recently a network specialist and program coordinator for the Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Springfield, where he was responsible for capacity building and recruitment, quality assurance, and technical assistance and training for the past 16 years. Prior to that, he served DCF in several roles, including child-at-risk hotline investigator and social worker.
Before his work with DCF, he was a residential caseworker for the western Massachusetts office of the Key Program, a social services agency with locations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Jones is a licensed social worker who earned an associate degree in general studies at Springfield Technical Community College, a bachelor degree in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and a master’s degree in human services at Springfield College.
“I’m very excited to join what I feel is one of the top nonprofits in the state,” said Jones. “I look forward to helping further our goals of helping our communities’ most vulnerable residents. This type of work has always been critically important to me, and it will be an honor to build on the great work done by the CHD team.”