Pamela Hazel

Pamela Hazel graduated summa cum laude from Troy State University in 1998. She graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University College of Law in 2001 where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, she interned for the Honorable Harry Lee Anstead, Florida Supreme Court. Pam has been with the State Attorney’s Office since her admission to the Florida Bar in 2001. She has been a Division Chief since 2008 and has prosecuted a wide range of cases including sexual assaults, homicides, violent crimes, and death penalty cases. She was named the Deputy Director of Circuit Court in February 2017 and received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award given by the State Attorney in recognition of her dedication to the office and outstanding performance. She has over 25 homicide trials. Pam is the lead prosecutor on the Opioid Task Force and is a member of the hiring committee for the State Attorney’s Office as well as the liaison for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department.


Working in the criminal justice system, I believe it is important to have a plan of action for individuals who would like to change their lives upon release from incarceration. If these individuals are not employable, they will inevitably turn back to a life of crime. It is a benefit to them and our society to help make them employable so they can make a difference. Continued employment is not possible, however, without mental health counseling, drug counseling, housing and life coaches. Operation New Hope addresses each of these needs, and I have seen it work. I am proud to be involved with the organization.


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