Penny Franklin
Alternative Community Services (ACS) Coordinator

Penny is a native Washingtonian who currently resides in Fairfax.  She recently joined Volunteer Fairfax (VF) following retirement from the Department of Justice (DOJ) where she held several different support positions with the Antitrust Division.  During her time with DOJ, Penny worked closely with legal teams by assisting them in all aspects of case support, including the organization and the loading of case evidence (documents) to databases for attorney review.  She trained legal teams on the best way to review their documents and taught them how to use the database tools available in order to search and quickly find key documents, as well as speed up the document review process.  At DOJ Penny also supervised and led a team of database professionals who provided support to the legal staffs by guiding them step-by-step through the litigation process as they prepared their case for trial.  With her legal support background and knowledge of the court system, VF felt the Alternative Community Service program lead would be a perfect fit for her.  Her primary responsibility at VF is to place individuals in community service so they can meet their attorney, probation officer and/or court requested service hours. In Penny’s free time, she enjoys playing pickleball, going to sporting events, and visiting with friends and family.