Joan Hammond, MA

Joan received a Masters’s degree in Child and Family Community Services from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2000. Prior to joining The Center for Law and Social Work in November 2019, she worked in the child welfare system for eighteen years in the areas of specialized foster care, residential care for individuals with disabilities.and with at-risk families and youth with the Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery.

Joan enjoys warmer weather activities such as fishing, boating, and swimming. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Joan lives in a small town south of Springfield with her husband and three dogs.