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Director, Military Community Advocacy Directorate
Lolita Allen assumed the duties of director of Military Community Advocacy programs for Military Community and Family Policy on Sept. 11, 2023. Ms. Allen is responsible for the leadership, management and oversight of four congressionally mandated programs and policies focused on preventing, intervening and responding to domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect, as well as problematic and harmful behaviors in military children and youth.
Prior to her assignment as director, Ms. Allen served as the Counseling, Advocacy and Prevention program manager for Headquarters Navy, Commander Navy Installation Command. In this position, she served as the technical expert and principal advisor to CNIC and was directly responsible for the execution of policy for CAP programs across 81 Navy installations. Within this program’s portfolio is the Family Advocacy Program, deployed resiliency counselors, Sailor Assistance Intercept for Life, Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy Program, New Parent Support Program, transitional compensation, and the Non-medical Clinical Counseling program. Lolita was responsible for program development, administration of policies and training for these programs, enterprise wide.
Ms. Allen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Fayetteville State University, and her Master of Social Work degree from the Howard University School of Social Work.
Ms. Allen’s career encompasses more than 25 years of supporting military families. She started her career as an intern at the then Navy Base Anacostia while in graduate school in 1996. Her work experience in the Family Advocacy Program has been fulfilled with the Army, Navy and Air Force. Lolita is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of Virginia and Georgia.