Devon Loggins serves as the Deputy Commissioner of Clinical Supports with the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services (MDCPS). Starting this role in 2023, Devon provides strategic administrative oversight of MDCPS’ Professional Development, Foster Care Recruitment and Licensure, Congregate Care Licensure, Mississippi Centralized Intake and Coordinated Care Departments. Devon has served in the field of social work for over 20 years as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Supervisor. He began his career working with children and youth as a mental health therapist and case manager for the Methodist Home for Children and Youth in St. Marys, GA. In 2013, Devon relocated to Jackson, Mississippi, where he assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer with the United Methodist Children’s Homes of Mississippi. In 2017, he was appointed President serving through 2023. In addition to Devon’s experience serving children and families in the foster care system, he has an extensive career history of providing critical incident training, debriefings, and crisis management experience in adult corrections in Arkansas, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. Devon received his Bachelor of Social Work degree from Arkansas State University and a Master of Social Work and Child Welfare Certification from the University of Pittsburgh. Devon is also a Certified Master Body Language Practitioner with over 15 years of informal and formal study and has over 3,000 hours of professional training, earning him the Certified Micro Expressions Trainer and Coach credential. Devon is married to Dr. Jacqueline Loggins, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Social Work Professor at Jackson State University. They are the proud parents of three amazing children and grandparents to two (absolutely) adorable grandsons, Noah and Lucas.
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