Kelly is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminal Justice. She is the Director for the Juvenile Court Judges’ Commission, Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research at Shippensburg University. She has nearly 20 years of experience working within the justice system; first as a crime victim advocate in Dauphin County, and then as a probation officer with Dauphin County Juvenile Probation. While working for the probation department Kelly earned her M.S. in the Administration of Criminal Justice from Shippensburg University. She also has experience working as a program director for a behavioral health services provider. Kelly has been a full-time instructor at Messiah College, and an adjunct instructor for Temple University and Harrisburg Area Community College. Kelly’s research interests include juvenile justice and delinquency issues and restorative justice.