York County Staff Spotlight - Pamela Roberts
Victim Witness Director in the York County District Attorney's Office
Pam is a long term employee who was a school teacher prior to joining York County Maine Government as a paralegal in 1982 and was later asked to development a victim witness program for the agency.
Where did you grow up and go to school?
I grew up in New Jersey outside of Philadelphia where I attended elementary school, high school, and graduated from George Washington University in DC.
What prompted you to decide to seek employment with York County Government?
I was interested in working and learning more about the criminal justice system.
How long have you worked for county government and in what capacities? What is your current title? Prior, if any?
I’ve worked for York County Government since 1982. I was hired as a paralegal in the York County District Attorney’s Office and was then asked, as part of my job responsibilities, to develop a Victim Witness Program in the office. I applied for, and became, the Victim Witness Director when the position opened.
What did you do before joining York County Government?
I was a Third and Fourth grade schoolteacher in Maryland, a Vista Volunteer, and my Vista project was community organizing and resource development for juveniles at risk. I coordinated a juvenile diversion program for first time youthful offenders and also worked as a preschool teacher.
What do you like most about your current job?
I like being able to be of assistance and support to others. My job is very challenging as it involves coordinating a staff of seven, including myself, and it involves assisting crime victims navigate a very difficult criminal justice system. Every day is different and brings a new challenge.
When you're not working, what do you like to do?
I love to read books, cook, travel, hang out with friends and family, and take daily walks!