Stacy McGinnis, MSW

Stacy McGinnis, proud mother of twins and native of Detroit MI, earned her bachelor degree in Criminal Justice from Grand Valley State University and a master degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University.   She has been an advocate for at risk youth and an employee of Kent County for over 20 years now.  

She began employment with Kent County in 1992 as a child care worker for the youth camp until it closed.  She was then hired in 1993 as a surveillance officer for the Day Treatment program.  She later became a probation officer for the Kentfields program and eventually a community probation officer for the southeast area of Grand Rapids.  

In 2003 Ms. McGinnis began to serve young people in a management role by becoming a supervisor for community probation and later was promoted to Assistant Superintendent for detention.   Ms. McGinnis is currently the Superintendent of the Detention Center.  She is the 1st female to serve in this position.  

Ms. McGinnis leadership skills have not only been recognized by our department but also by the community at large.  She has been the recipient of the YWCA tribute award as well as the Giants Award.  Her favorite quote is, “when a child thinks that you care, they will care what you think.”