Stafford is a December 2001 Honor's graduate of Hardin Simmons University with a Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree in criminal justice.
She has been an employee of the Taylor County Juvenile Center since January of 2002 and has held numerous supervisory positions with that department.
She has been Deputy Chief of Probation Services since 2012 and in that position is responsible for all of the juvenile probation services provided by Taylor County.
Stafford was among half a dozen applicants for the top administrative position within the juvenile probation department.
Her duties will include supervision of the staff, budgetary oversight, and day-to-day management and operations of the TCJJC and of the juvenile department.
The Juvenile Board, made up of the County's Board of Judges" conducted two days of interviews before making its decision.
"The field of candidates had excellent qualihcations, so the decision was a difficult one," said Judge Robert Harper, Chairman of the Juvenile Board and presiding judge of Taylor County Court at Law # I.
Stafford's new position and duties with the county begin on January 25,2014.