For the past five years, Daniel Jerome Hall has excelled in his position as an adult/juvenile detention clinician at Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Detention Facility in Fort Hall, Idaho. Amongst his numerous duties, he helps to provide trauma-informed care for the inmates and individual counseling and also develops program opportunities for the inmates, as well as handles crisis risk assessment and assists with psychiatric hospitalization. To prepare for his career in the detention environment, Mr. Hall gained vast experience working in counseling and family services for the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes from 2014 to 2016 and as a case manager and rehabilitation specialist at an adult mental health center from 1990 to 2014.
Mr. Hall discovered his passion for serving others upon embarking on a church mission to Uruguay in the late 1970s. With this in mind, he completed construction work and worked in the insurance industry until deciding to enlist in the U.S. Air Force, during which time he served from 1984 to 1987. Upon his return to civilian life, Mr. Hall utilized his military veteran’s education assistance program to attend Idaho State University. Although he originally intended on pursuing a career in law, he eventually realized he had a love for psychology and social work. He went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in university studies with majors in pre-law and Spanish and followed with a master’s degree in social work from Walla Walla University in 2014.
As a licensed social worker, Mr. Hall finds great joy in working with his clients to experience the little successes of their journey. He is likewise proud of his contributions in developing programs and building relationships with the inmates. Outside of his primary work, Mr. Hall enjoys helping the Spanish-speaking community in his area and learning the culture and traditions of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribe, along with maintaining a connection with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Looking toward the future, he intends to develop even more programs in the detention facility to help the inmates receive an education and vocational training.
Served for the missions, Church of Jesus Christ the Latter Day Saints (1978-1980)