Megan Graham, a probation counselor for the City of Falls Church, was presented with the City’s 2014 Employee of the Year award on Monday, April 13, at the City Council meeting. She was also honored at a public reception at Cherry Hill Farmhouse on Monday.
Graham was selected by the Employee Review Board for her work with the City’s juvenile justice system and adult probation cases, which included handling domestic violence and child abuse cases. After a supervisor of Graham’s retired, she took on new work responsibilities, like working with adults under state supervision that greatly increased her workload.
She worked with the Northern Virginia Family Service, George Mason High School and Arlington County Court Services and, through her efforts, Graham helped reduce recidivism rates and served as a family therapist to the families of youth in the juvenile justice system. Graham was one of six City employees nominated for the Employee of the Year Award for outstanding contributions to City government in 2014.