James Massie, MSW, is a Human Trafficking Program Coordinator for the South Carolina Human Trafficking Task Force, Office of the Attorney General. He has over 13 years of experience working within the social service profession. Throughout his career, James has fulfilled the roles of a Case Manager, Program Manager for housing programs, Program Coordinator, mentor to youth, and volunteered countless hours of his time to community service.
Prior to his current position, James served as the Douglas County Juvenile Courts Program Manager. He worked there for over 6 years managing and ensuring the safety, permanency, and wellbeing of foster care children. James was responsible for facilitating bi-monthly meetings with case managers and health care coordinators from various organizations to focus on children with complex needs such as, but not limited to, trauma barriers, physical inabilities, speech impairments, and sexual abuse, and then monitoring the appropriate services.
James was a member of Douglas County Multidisciplinary Team and coordinated Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) and Combined Parent-Child Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CPC-CBT) training opportunities to clinicians in the Atlanta Metro Area. James was a member of the Court Improvement Team of Douglas County Juvenile Courts. He served as an active member of the Children in Court protocol team and Juvenile Courts representative in their local C.O.R.E (Community Outreach Resources for Excellence) organization.
He graduated from Bowie State University in Bowie, MD with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and earned a Master of Social Work degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, FL. While in graduate school, James interned at Memorial Hospital, located in Hollywood, FL, where he counseled individuals, groups, families, and communities regarding issues that included mental health, poverty, sexual abuse and substance use disorders. James graduated with honors from both universities.