Bates-Harley Appointed as Chief Juvenile Court Counselor


The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named LaQreshia A. Bates-Harley as Chief Court Counselor in Judicial District 1, comprised of Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Pasquotank and Perquimans counties. Bates-Harley assumed this post in May.

LaQreshia A. Bates-Harley In this position, Bates-Harley provides oversight to the district’s daily operations, which involve the intake, probation and post-release supervision of adjudicated juveniles. Along with providing supervision to court counselors and office staff, she assigns, reviews and evaluates the counseling and court service activities of the juvenile justice professionals on staff.

Bates-Harley began her career in juvenile justice in 2006 as a court counselor in Gaston County. Her most recent position was as a court counselor supervisor in Forsyth County.

Bates-Harley, a native of Rowan County, earned a master’s degree in public administration from Strayer University (Charlotte) and graduated from Catawba College with a bachelor’s degree in administration of justice.


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