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Correctional Health--Physician (1 position)

Lannette Linthicum


Health Services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract  Division

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Lannette Linthicum, M.D., CCHP-A, FACP FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

1. Fellow of the American College of Physicians

2. Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists
, graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., in 1979 with a double major in biochemistry and French literature and language. Following college, Linthicum returned home to Baltimore to attend medical school at the University of Maryland University of Maryland can refer to:
  • University of Maryland, College Park, a research-extensive and flagship university; when the term "University of Maryland" is used without any qualification, it generally refers to this school
. She graduated in 1983, and by 1986, she completed her internship and residency training in internal medicine. After finishing her residency training, Linthicum went to Texas as a U.S. Public Health Service Physician with the National Health Services Corps. She currently serves as medical director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. She is the first African-American and the first female to hold this position in Texas. Linthicum oversees a health care system that provides services to approximately 153,000 offenders. She is recognized nationally as a leader and expert in correctional medicine correctional medicine The field of medical care which addresses the health needs of prisoners serving sentences in correctional facilities  and serves on many national correctional health care committees and boards. She has written many articles and publications and has co-authored a chapter in a correctional medicine textbook. She is board certified board certified,
adj the status of a dental specialist such as an orthodontist who has become a board diplomate by successfully completing the certification program of the recognized certification board in that area of practice.
 by the American Board of Internal Medicine The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is a non-profit, independent physician organization in the U.S. that certifies physicians who practice in internal medicine and its sub-specialties. , an advanced certified correctional health professional and a fellow of the American College of Physicians The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of doctors of internal medicine (internists), physicians who specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illnesses in adults. .


Lester N. Wright

Deputy Commissioner/Chief Medical Officer

New York State Department of Correctional Services The New York State Department of Correctional Services or NYSDOCS is the agency of New York State responsible for the care, confinement, and rehabilitation of approximately 63,000 inmates at all 69 correctional facilities funded by the State of New York.  

Lester N. Wright, M.D., MPH, has been chief medical officer in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 since 1995. Prior to that, he served in public health and international health, which brings a public health orientation to his work. He believes correctional health is really public health provided for a population with many risk factors in a place where it is easier to find patients than in the community. He has served ACA ACA - Application Control Architecture  in a number of roles, including as a member of the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections from 2000 to 2006; the Standards Committee from 2000 to 2002; the Health Committee, including serving as chair; and the Mental Health Committee. He is currently chair of ACA's Pandemic pandemic /pan·dem·ic/ (pan-dem´ik)
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Epidemic over a wide geographic area.

 (Influenza) Task Force. His mantra is: "People who need health care should have the care they need." He feels accreditation is a powerful means to assuring that quality care is available.


At-Large Correctional Health (1 position)

Kathleen Bachmeier

Director of Medical Services

North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation The North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR) has four different prisons in the state of North Dakota:
  • North Dakota State Penitentiary - Bismarck
  • Missouri River Correctional Center - Bismarck

Since 1994, Kathleen Bachmeier has worked for the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation in the position of director of medical services. She served previously as director of medical services for the North Dakota State Penitentiary The North Dakota State Penitentiary is a part of the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and is located in Bismarck, North Dakota. External link
  • North Dakota State Penitentiary website

 and the Missouri River Correctional Center and presently serves in that position for the department's Adult Services Division and Juvenile Services Division. Bachmeier holds a nursing degree from Rapid City Regional School of Nursing in South Dakota, a Bachelor of Science Noun 1. Bachelor of Science - a bachelor's degree in science

bachelor's degree, baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
 degree from South Dakota State University South Dakota State University, at Brookings; land-grant support; coeducational; chartered 1883 as Dakota Agricultural College, opened 1884. In 1907 it became South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, and in 1964 its present name was adopted.  and a Master of Science in adult health nursing from The University of North Dakota. She is currently a member of the ACA Health Care Committee and the Coalition for Correctional Health Authorities. She has been a contributing health care author for ACA's Corrections Today magazine and participated in an ACA pilot project field testing performance-based health care standards as a health care auditor. Bachmeier is also an ACA adult correctional institutional auditor. She plans to use her experience in adult and juvenile correctional health care, as well as her experience as an ACA health care auditor, to represent and actively participate in the area of health care on the ACA Commission on Accreditation for Corrections.


Scott A. Haas

Medical Director

Kentucky Department of Corrections

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 School of Medicine and holds clinical appointments at the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and the University of Kentucky Coordinates:  The University of Kentucky, also referred to as UK, is a public, co-educational university located in Lexington, Kentucky.  Department of Family and Community Medicine. As a dual-certified forensic and general psychiatrist, he has worked for the Department of Corrections for more than 14 years. Haas was initially hired as the chief of psychiatric services and then promoted to medical director in 2004. He advocates for the use of creative, cost-containment solutions. Haas has served as a technical assistance consultant for ACA, the Association of State Correctional Administrators, the National Institute of Corrections The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency of the United States government. It is part of the United States Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. , the Bureau of Justice Assistance Noun 1. Bureau of Justice Assistance - the bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse
 and the Criminal Justice Institute. Haas plans to continue promoting the use of innovative technological and organizational approaches as a mechanism to increase the quality and cost-effectiveness of correctional health care.


American Jail Association (1 position)

Robert L. Green


Montgomery County Correctional Facility

Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilitation


Robert L. Green is a native of Maryland, having spent his entire career in local corrections within the state. Green is responsible for the Montgomery County Correctional Facility, a 1,029-bed direct supervision facility in Boyds, Md. The Montgomery County Department of Correction and Rehabilita-' tion is one of the 50 largest county correctional systems in the U.S. The system is recognized as a national model in the areas of institutional programming and offender reentry reentry n. taking back possession and going into real property which one owns, particularly when a tenant has failed to pay rent or has abandoned the property, or possession has been restored to the owner by judgment in an unlawful detainer lawsuit. . Having just completed 23 years in local corrections, Green is committed to the principles of community collaboration and a system that engages the full scope of human need as a successful formula for change and return to the community. Green is a highly regarded instructor and speaker in the areas of leadership development and management. He is a past member of the American Jail Association's board of directors, as well as a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections and ACA.


Marilyn Rogan


Central Booking Bureau

Detention Services Division

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (also known as the LVMPD or Metro) is the joint city-county police force for Clark County, Nevada. It is run by the sheriff, who is the Police Chief of the City of Las Vegas and the Sheriff of Clark County, elected every  

Marilyn Rogan works for the Clark County Detention Center, which has a population of 3,400 inmates and is accredited accredited

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 by ACA and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC NCCHC National Commission On Correctional Health Care ). Rogan began her 25-year career as an officer, and she is presently a captain, managing the booking of 74,000 inmates and releases annually. Previous assignments include oversight of a direct inmate supervision facility; negotiating and monitoring a $13 million medical contract to maintain NCCHC accreditation; and monitoring lawsuits and food, psychological, religious and laundry services. She initiated a diversion program for the mentally ill, a crisis intervention crisis intervention Psychiatry The counseling of a person suffering from a stressful life event–eg, AIDS, cancer, death, divorce, by providing mental and moral support. See Hotline.  unit and an "Angel Tree" program. She serves on the Sheriff's Task Force for the Mentally III the American Jail Association (AJA AJA Adjacent
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) Conference Planning Committee, the AJA Awards Committee and has been on AJA's board of directors since 1999. She is also a member of the Nevada Competency Court Committee and the Regional Justice Committee. Rogan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Bridgewater State College History
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, Bridgewater, Mass.

Association of Paroling Authorities International (1 position)

L. Gale Buckner

Vice Chair

Georgia Board of Pardons Part of the executive branch of state government authorized to grant pardons, and restore civil and political rights, to individuals convicted of crimes. A pardon, in the legal sense, releases an individual from punishment or penalty, but does not necessarily exonerate them of guilt.  and Paroles

Gale Buckner was appointed to Georgia's Board of Pardons and Paroles in 2005, serving as vice chair since 2006. She has prior service experience as executive director of the Governor's Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (2000--2005) and in a sworn capacity with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is an agency of the U.S. state of Georgia that assists the state's police departments and courts. The agency is divided into three parts; the Investigative Division, the Division of Forensic Sciences (State Crime Laboratory) and the Georgia Crime  (GBI GBI Georgia Bureau of Investigation
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). She has been instrumental in the accreditation and certification process for the parole board and the GBI. Buckner received a master's degree in public administration from Brenau University and a Bachelor of Science degree in urban life from Georgia State University History
Georgia State University was founded in 1913 as the Georgia School of Technology's "School of Commerce." The school focused on what was called "the new science of business.
. She is a graduate of the 169th Session of the FBI National Academy; was a 2003 delegate to Israel for the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange program; and is a past president of the International Association of Women Police. She currently serves as chair of the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI APAI Association of Performing Arts of India ) Standards Committee. Buckner will use her accreditaion experience to further the continued collaboration between ACA and APAI.


Cynthia Mausser

Parole Board Chair

Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

Cynthia Mausser was appointed as chair of the Ohio Parole Board in April 2006. She began her career with the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in 1994 as a parole board hearing officer. She has also served as chief hearing officer and a parole board member. As chair of the Ohio parole Board, which has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections since 1994, Mausser oversees all parole board operations, including compliance with ACA standards for adult parole authorities. She is also an active member of the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) and holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice and a juris doctorate degree. Mausser plans to use her familiarity with ACA standards and her legal background to contribute and actively participate as the APAI representative.


American Probation and Parole Association (1 position)

Gary Hinzman


6th Judicial District Department of Correctional Services


Gary Hinzman has more than 38 years experience in criminal justice in lowa. He is the current president of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and a member of ACA and the International Association of Chiefs of Police
For other uses of the acronym IACP, please see the IACP disambiguation page.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) was founded in Chicago in 1893 as the National Chiefs of Police Union.
. He has served as a police helicopter pilot, director of a Regional Law Enforcement Academy and police chief in Cedar Rapids, lowa. He has several degrees in criminal justice and business administration and a master's degree in public administration from lowa State University. In 2002, he chaired a statewide Commission on Corrections Mental Health Issues. He has served on several statewide task forces appointed by lowa's governors and attorneys general, including chairing lowa's Community and Restorative Justice Task Force. In 1992, Hinzman was instrumental in founding the Community Corrections Improvement Association, a nonprofit foundation to further the efforts of community corrections practices. He also serves on the board of directors for APPA and is a past vice. President of the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE nape (nap) the back of the neck.

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). Hinzman has authored and co-authored critical monographs on best practices. In 2004, Hinzman was named Probation Executive of the Year by NAPE and Sam Houston State University Sam Houston State University, (known as SHSU and Sam, for short) founded in 1879, is a public university located in Huntsville, Texas. It is one of the oldest purpose-built institutions for the instruction of teachers west of the Mississippi River and the first such . In 2005, he was recognized by APPA for "Outstanding Contributions to Scholarship in Community Corrections." During July 2007, he sponsored a visit by a Polish delegation to the probation departments in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
, Philadelphia, Chicago and Cedar Rapids. He is currently working with Polish probation officials to set the agenda for an international conference in Poland in May 2008.


Justin Jones


Oklahoma Department of Corrections

Justin Jones has 30 years of criminal justice experience. He has served in numerous leadership capacities since beginning his career with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in September 1977, including district supervisor of probation and parole; deputy director of probation and parole state services; warden; regional director of institutions; deputy director of community sentencing; and deputy director of the Division of Community Corrections. He was appointed director by the Oklahoma Board of Corrections on Oct. 27, 2005. Jones serves as chair of the ACA Probation and Parole Committee and the Reentry and Community Corrections Committee of the Association of State Correctional Administrators. He also serves on several local governor- and legislative-appointed boards and task forces. Jones holds degrees in sociology and communications.


Association of State Correctional Administrators (1 position)

J. David Donahue


Indiana Department of Correction

David Donahue started in corrections 27 years ago as a correctional officer with the Federal Bureau I of Prisons and has held a variety of positions in corrections, including warden and deputy commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections. As commissioner in Indiana, Donahue leads a work force of 9,000 employees who supervise nearly 39,000 offenders. He has made significant improvements in the areas of public safety, facility security, staff professionalism, operational efficiency, offender reentry, stockholder partnerships and offender programming. Donahue graduated from Eastern Kenlucky University with a degree in police administration. He has served as an auditor for ACA since 1990 and has successfully completed ACA's Correctional Certification Program to become a certified corrections executive. He is an active member of both ACA and the Indiana Correctional Association and serves on the boards of directors for the National Major Gang Task Force and the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute. At the request of the U.S. Army, Donahue recently helped train military leaders on fundamental correctional practices and toured and inspected detainee de·tain·ee  
A person held in custody or confinement: a political detainee.

Noun 1. detainee - some held in custody
political detainee
 operations in Iraq.


Robert P. Houston


Nebraska Department of Correctional Services The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is the state corrections agency for the State of Nebraska. NDCS currently has 11 institutions confining over 4,000 inmates.  

Robert P. Houston started his career as a county corrections officer before becoming a counselor at the Nebraska State Penitentiary The Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP) is a state correctional facility for the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services. Located in Lincoln, it is the oldest state correctional facility in Nebraska, opening in 1869.  in 1974. In the years that followed, his assignments included unit manager, unit administrator, associate and deputy warden, warden at three institutions, deputy director, and two years as director of the Douglas County (Omaha) Department of Corrections. Houston is an ACA auditor; a consultant for the National Institute of Corrections; president of the University of Nebraska Criminal Justice Education Fund; and past president of both the Deputy Warden's Association and the Nebraska Correctional Association. He serves on the Nebraska Jail Standards Board, the Nebraska Crime Commission, the Community Corrections Council and the Interstate Compact. He has taught criminal justice for 20 years at the University of Nebraska, where he earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in criminal justice.


International Community Corrections Association (1 position)

Cristi M. Payne


Adult Community-Based Marketing

Cornell Companies Inc.


Since 1996, Cristi M. Payne has worked within the criminal justice industry, serving six years as the lead substance abuse program supervisor at Illinois Youth Center-Murphysboro; three years as director of Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center in East St. Louis; two years as director of Corporate Development in Houston; and most recently as director of Adult Community-Based Marketing for Cornell. Payne received a Bachelor of Arts in social work from the University of Illinois University of Illinois may refer to:
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. She is recognized as a certified alcohol and drug counselor, a mental health substance abuse professional, and a criminal justice addictions professional. Payne is currently serving as regional vice president-Region 6 for the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA (Independent Computer Consultants Association, St. Louis, MO, A membership organization of independent consultants in the information technology field. It is devoted to helping members improve their professional services capabilities. ). She is highly recognized for her contributions as an advocate in the addictions and criminal justice fields. Payne plans to use her aforementioned experience to represent ICCA.


Denise M. Robinson

President/CEO Alvis House


Denise M. Robinson is the president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Alvis House and is also a past president of the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA). Alvis House is a private, nonprofit community corrections agency that annually serves more than 3,000 individuals and families affected by incarceration Confinement in a jail or prison; imprisonment.

Police officers and other law enforcement officers are authorized by federal, state, and local lawmakers to arrest and confine persons suspected of crimes. The judicial system is authorized to confine persons convicted of crimes.
. All of the agency's residential correctional programs are accredited by ACA. The agency, which operates in Columbus, Chillicothe, Dayton and Toledo, has grown more than 20 percent in the three years that Robinson has served as its president. She has served the past four years as a commissioner on the Commission on Accreditation for Corrections; she serves on the board of the International Association of Reentry; and she also serves as the ICCA representative to ACA's Delegate Assembly. Robinson is a past president of the Ohio Community Corrections Association and a founding member of the Correctional Accreditation Association of Ohio. She has served on the Governor's Task Force for Incarcerated incarcerated /in·car·cer·at·ed/ (in-kahr´ser-at?ed) imprisoned; constricted; subjected to incarceration.

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 Women, the Parole and Probation Council for Community Justice Initiatives for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and on numerous other panels and committees. Robinson has received awards for leadership from the Ohio Community Corrections Association and the Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections. She is also a member of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, the Franklin County Criminal Justice and Community Corrections Planning Board, the Alliance for Women in Community Corrections, the Ohio Court and Correctional Services Association, and the Correctional Accreditation Managers' Association. Robinson holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from The Ohio State University Ohio State University, main campus at Columbus; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1870, opened 1873 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1878. There are also campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark. .


North American Association of Wardens and Superintendents (1 position)

Kevin Myers

Managing Director of Operations Division V

Corrections Corporation of America Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW) (CCA) is a company that manages public prisons and other facilities[1], and has concessions for many others. The company had annual revenues in 2004 of $1.15 billion USD.  


Kevin Myers has served the wardens and superintendents of North America for the past four years, and he hopes to continue to serve them for an additional four years. His 16 years of experience with the Oklahoma Department of Corrections--starting as a correctional officer and working his way through the ranks--and his 17 years of experience in the private sector of corrections, in addition to his formal education, allows him to understand the challenges front line staff face each day. Myers has been engaged in the accreditation process on various levels since the late 1970s and has witnessed the maturation of this process. He hopes to continue to serve wardens and superintendents for the next four years.


John D. Rees

Commissioner (retired)

Kentucky Department of Corrections

John D Rees began his career in Kentucky in 1969 at the Kentucky State Reformatory Kentucky State Reformatory is a medium-security prison located in La Grange, Kentucky, about 30 miles northeast of Louisville. It opened in 1936 and had a prison population of 1,998 as of 2007. References
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 and worked in several positions, including as a caseworker and as director of the Division of Special Institutions. In 1976. he left the state to work for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections and then returned to Kentucky in 1980 as warden of the Kentucky State Reformatory. From 1986 to 1998, Rees worked for Corrections Corporation of America, managing institutions in several states before becoming vice president of business development. Rees has also worked as a private consultant, providing services for corrections and criminal justice administrations. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology and political science from the University of Kentucky and a master's degree in criminology and correctional administration from Florida State University Florida State University, at Tallahassee; coeducational; chartered 1851, opened 1857. Present name was adopted in 1947. Special research facilities include those in nuclear science and oceanography. . Rees has maintained professional memberships with state and national correctional associations and, in 2003, was named a certified corrections executive by ACA. He currently chairs ACA's Adult Corrections Committee. Rees retired from his position as commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Corrections on Jan. 31.


National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies (1 position)

Patrick J. Curran III


Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center


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, is employed by Group 4 Securicor in Richmond, Va. He is currently the superintendent of the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Center in Nashville, Tenn., a position he has held since December 1999. Curran received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Belmont University in Nashville. His career in corrections began in 1973 with the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. He worked as a counselor in the correctional rehabilitation division and later in pretrial pre·tri·al  
A proceeding held before an official trial, especially to clarify points of law and facts.

1. Of or relating to a pretrial.

 release. During his career with the sherif's office, Curran was the work release coordinator, work release director and director of compliance. He has been an active member of ACA since 1982 and is an auditor. Curran is also a member of the American Jail Association and a certified jail manager, as well as a member of the National Partnership for Juvenile Services.


Christopher R. Stetzar


William Marion Stevenson Detention Center


Since 1995, Christopher Stetzar has worked for the Delaware Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families, Division of Youth Rehabilitative Services, securesecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecuresecureSecure Care. He has held several positions, including one year as a supervisor, three years as a program manager, three years as an assistant superintendent and five years as a superintendent, all in level 5 secure care facilities for juveniles. Stetzar's prior experience includes 10 years in psychiatric services, both in the community and for inpatient hospitalization. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health and human services Noun 1. Health and Human Services - the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with health and welfare; created in 1979
Department of Health and Human Services, HHS
 from the University of Scranton The University of Scranton is a private, co-educational Jesuit university, located in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in the northeast region of the state. The school was founded in 1888 by Most Rev. William O'Hara, the first Bishop of Scranton, as St. Thomas College. . He plans to utilize his education and experience in juvenile services to actively participate in the development of programs and policies for AVAACA, representing the National Association of Juvenile Correctional Agencies


National Juvenile Detention Association (1 position)

Greg Lyons


Union County Juvenile Detention Facility

New Jersey

A lifelong Professional, Greg Lyons has spent more than 35 years in the field of juvenile detention. He began his career in 1971 as a line worker and, through the years, has worked his way up, becoming superintendent of the Union County facility in 2003. He is the current treasurer of the New Jersey Juvenile Detention Association; chairman of New Jersey's Juvenile Training Conference; an ad hoc representative for the National Juvenile Detention Association; and a founding member of the Northeast Coalition for Juvenile Detention. If appointed, Lyons will use his many years of experience to represent the best interests of the National juvenile Detention Association.


William (Bill) H. Thompson

Deputy Director

Harris County Juvenile Probation Texas

Bill H. Thompson ha worked in juvenile services since 1970. His County experience includes two years as a probation officer, 17 years as a supervisor/administrator and 11 years as deputy director. His service also includes four years as assistant chief probation officer for Dallas Country juvenile Probation and Master of Public Administration from Texas Southern University. He is a licensed child care administrator in the state of Texas. Thompson has served as president of the Houston Chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, as well as on the national board. He is the recipient of the First Humanitarian Award from the TSU Tsu (ts), city (1990 pop. 157,177), capital of Mie prefecture, S Honshu, Japan, on Ise Bay. It is a commercial and manufacturing center, with glass, machine, and food-processing factories.  Social Work Department and the Medgar Evers Outstanding Service Award from NABCJ NABCJ National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice . Thompson will use his vast experience in juvenile services and community corrections to actively represent the National Detention Association.

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