Angel Allen-Martin joined Desert Waters Correctional Outreach in September 2022. She brings over 25 years of experience in the correctional field. She holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in social work, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of Louisiana.
Angel’s passion is for the people who serve in the industry of corrections. Her experience has encompassed mental health and administration in the field of corrections. She served as a Social Worker, Accreditation Manager, Programs Manager, Assistant Warden and Administrative Duty Officer. She also participated in the start-up team for HMP Blankenhurst in England, training employees in unit management, suicide prevention and designed policies, procedures/post orders, and she developed programs for the incarcerated.
Angel was given the opportunity to serve on and lead the Critical Incident Stress Management Team for the largest private correctional organization in the nation. Her team consisted of mental health, security and spiritual professionals. Angel deployed over 107 times during her career. She developed protocols for the organization to address suicide and homicidal threats made by employees, keeping safety for all as priority as well as obtaining help for employees and family when appropriate. Angel also taught leadership classes and authored monthly educational articles for the employees of the organization.
Angel was honored as Employee of the Year for the Facility Support Center of the organization in 2012.
Angel looks forward to working with the Desert Waters Team helping the great people in corrections.