Ms. Scogin has a Master of Arts in Communication under a Fellowship from the National Institute of Mental Health and a Bachelor of Jounalism from The University of Texas at Austin. She recently retired as juvenile justice consultant with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards and G4S Youth Services under contracts with the Governor’s Office of Criminal Justice. Ms. Scogin was the state’s coordinator of the project to monitor law enforcement and juvenile correctional and detention facilities for compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice Act. Following retirement, she was appointed to the Governor’s Juvenile Justice Advisory Board and serves on the mental health and substance abuse sub-committee. Ms. Scogin, and her late husband, Harold, were members of the first group of NAMI members and others who met to develop a mission statement and bylaws for what would later become PLANCTX. Since that time, she has continued to be involved with PLANCTX both as a member and an advocate for its services. Ms. Scogin has been a member of NAMI-Austin for more than 20 years. During those years, she served on the NAMI Texas Board of Directors and chaired two NAMI state conventions. She also served as director of a Hogg Foundation grant project to train teams of mental health professionals and family members to make presentations to pre-service professionals. Ms. Scogin remains active in NAMI-Austin as a Family-to-Family teacher and a family support group facilitator.