Veronica joined Southwest Key Programs in 1996 and has served as a Clinician, Program Director, Quality Assurance Manager and Director of Community Affairs. Currently in her role as Vice President of Youth Justice Programs she oversees all of Southwest Key's community based alternatives to detention and incarceration programs for youth. She has two decades of experience working with youth and families, starting her career as a Child Protective Services worker. Veronica received her B.A. in Psychology and Masters of Science in Social Work with a specialty in Direct Practice from the University of Texas. She maintains her certification as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW).