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Magdalena Morales-Aina, El Paso

Magdalena Morales-Aina, LPC-S, LPCC, currently serves as the Director of the El Paso County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (El Paso County CSCD). With 28 years of experience in criminal justice and 18 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) in El Paso, Texas, she has established herself as a seasoned professional.

Ms. Morales-Aina's expertise extends to program development and training, where she has played a significant role in promoting Best Practices in Community Supervision. She has made considerable contributions to the areas of Jail Diversion, Competency Restoration, and Civil & Forensic Commitments, demonstrating her comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the justice system.

Her passion for ensuring equity and inclusion has led her to become a skilled presenter in various domains, including Cultural Competence, Behavioral Health, Trauma-Informed Care, Specialty Courts, and Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) within the context of justice settings.

In 2011, Ms. Morales-Aina was appointed as the Director of the El Paso County Community Supervision & Corrections Department. In this role, she serves as a key figure, reporting directly to judges overseeing criminal cases in El Paso County, Hudspeth County, and Culberson County. Her responsibilities encompass the overall administration, management, and supervision of departmental operations.

Beyond her directorial role, Ms. Morales-Aina actively participates in numerous multidisciplinary committees at local, state, and national levels. Her commitment to improving the criminal justice system is exemplified through her active membership in Texas Probation Association (TPA) and American Probation and Parole Association (APPA). She is a faculty member of All Rise (formerly NADCP) and serves as a Senior Consultant for SAMHSA's GAINS Center for Behavioral Health and Justice Transformation.

In 2024 she was appointed as a Commissioner for the Texas Judicial Commission on Mental Health (JCMH). Her extensive experience, relentless dedication, and unwavering commitment to improving the criminal justice system make her a prominent figure in the field. Ms. Morales-Aina remains committed to sharing her expertise with passion and humility. Her contributions and leadership continue to shape and elevate the standards of justice and care for justice-involved individuals in El Paso, Texas, and beyond.