LaMonica Hayes is the President of LUPA Justice Inc.. She is employed with the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision as a New York State Parole Officer. LaMonica has been employed as a New York State Parole Officer for 21 years. She is responsible for supervising a caseload of individuals who have served a portion of their sentence in prison for committing a Felony, and they are now serving the remainder of their sentence in the community as a result of being granted to do by the Board of Parole. LaMonica wears two hats as a Parole Officer, that of a Counselor who refers Parolees to Drug Treatment programs, Anger Management programs, Domestic Violence programs, for Mental Health services, and Employment services, if and when needed. The second hat she wears is that of a Law Enforcement Officer who takes Parolees off the street and places them in a program or jail, when they no longer conduct themselves in a law abiding manner and becomes a threat to the community.
LaMonica worked with the Non Profit Organization, Mentoring For Success, from 2015 until 2017. She was a member of this progam's Management and Outreach team. She mentored young ladies from Age 13 to 21. She also assisted with planning events for the program.
LaMonica's goal with LUPA Justice is to work with the team to reach out to young girls and boys and their parents to mentor, support and educate them about the Juvenile Justice system with the hope of keeping them out of this system.
LaMonica has a personal interest in working towards closing Juvenile Justice Centers with LUPA Justice, since they aren't rehabilitating children, but instead, preparing them to move further ahead in the prison system and become a statistic.