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Louisville's Youth Detention Services director Clarence Williams resigns

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Clarence Williams, who has led Metro Government's Youth Detention Services since 2002, announced his resignation on Wednesday.

Williams said he has taken a new job with his family's company in Cincinnati.

'Clarence has been an excellent leader, showing toughness and compassion for some of our city's most troubled children and teenagers," said Mayor Greg Fischer. "Our city thanks Clarence for his long tenure, which began in 2002, the year before city-county merger."

Williams said he has enjoyed his career in Louisville, but most of his family lives in Cincinnati, where he will work for Atmost360, a company his mother recently purchased.

"It's hard to say no to Mom," said Williams. "I want to thank the many talented men and women with whom I've worked these last 13 years. It also was an honor to work with the young men and women who found themselves in our detention center. Many of them have gone on to lead good, productive lives and I was glad to help them along the way."

Fischer said an immediate search will begin for Williams' replacement. He plans to have a new director in place before Williams' last day on March 20.

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