Laurence Nelson is Director of Education and Training with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services. In this role, Laurence is responsible for improving the knowledge, skills, attitudes and practice of new and veteran staff through the implementation and delivery of competency-based training, coaching and supervisory mentoring.
Laurence received a Bachelor of Criminal Justice from a Florida A&M University. Laurence is also a graduate of the Title IV-E Child Welfare Education Program and holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Georgia. Laurence is no stranger to Child Welfare and supervision. Having spent the past 13 years with the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services, Laurence has served in the capacity of case manager, supervisor, administrator, training coordinator, data manager and county director.
Laurence is passionate about being a father and social worker and enjoys sports, jazz music and cooking. Laurence is also the President of the Georgia Professional Human Services Association.



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