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Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision | Ensuring Public Safety for the 21st Century

South Region

Mission

Summary

Serve as a liaison between the Commission and states within a defined geographic area. Provide assistance, share best practices, recommend rule changes, and report to the Executive Committee.

Chair

Brody Burks

Commissioner, Texas

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Biography

Brody Burks is the criminal justice policy advisor for Governor Greg Abbott. He is responsible for strategic coordination of agency, stakeholder, and legislative priorities across multiple budgetary and policy areas. His areas of responsibility include adult and juvenile

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Brody Burks is the criminal justice policy advisor for Governor Greg Abbott. He is responsible for strategic coordination of agency, stakeholder, and legislative priorities across multiple budgetary and policy areas. His areas of responsibility include adult and juvenile criminal justice, Second Amendment rights, school safety, and indigent defense. Mr. Burks provides the Office of the Governor with subject matter expertise in these areas to effectively respond to emergencies across the state, such as the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. In addition to these statewide policy responsibilities, Mr. Burks serves as the Texas Commissioner to the Interstate Commission on Adult Offender Supervision where he is a delegate to the rules committee.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Mr. Burks was an assistant district attorney for 9 years in Kleberg, Limestone, and McLennan counties. His practice focused on sexual and violent crimes at both the jury trial and appellate level. As a member of the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association he served as faculty advisor and speaker, training and mentoring new prosecutors. Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Burks is a published author on the topic of military light attack aircraft acquisition. He is a former president of the Groesbeck Lions Club, YMCA t-ball coach, and an avid hiker. He is a graduate of Austin College and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.

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Vice Chair

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Commissioners

Tom Langer

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, AL

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Biography

Tom Langer started his career with the State of Alabama in September 1982 as a Corrections Officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections

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Tom Langer started his career with the State of Alabama in September 1982 as a Corrections Officer with the Alabama Department of Corrections. In 1986, Tom changed job classifications from Corrections Officer to a Classification Specialist still working with the Department of Corrections. In July 1989, he accepted employment with the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles as a Probation and Parole Officer. Over the years he climbed the promotional ladder from Supervisor to District Manager to his current position as Division Director of the Interstate Compact Unit. Tom graduated from The University of Alabama in August 1980 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a double minor in Business and Social Work. In December 1998, he received a Juris Doctorate from Birmingham School of Law.

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Kevin Murphy

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, AR

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Biography

Kevin Murphy began his career in 1978 with the Illinois Department of Correction. In 1979 he transferred to the Arkansas Department of Correction

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Kevin Murphy began his career in 1978 with the Illinois Department of Correction. In 1979 he transferred to the Arkansas Department of Correction with stints as Sergeant, Classification and Assignment Officer, Personnel and Training Officer, Industry Operations Manager, Deputy Warden, and until his retirement in September 2010, served as the Human Resources Administrator for the agency.

Kevin returned to state service with Arkansas Community Correction in 2013 as Assistant Director. In November of 2014 he was appointed Chief Deputy Director for the agency. The agency oversees 61,000 offenders on parole and probation, six community correctional centers, eight reentry centers, and twenty four transitional facilities. He was named interim director of the agency in July 2018.

He has also served as adjunct instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Pulaski Tech, and at John Brown University where he specializes in Employment Law, Organizational Behavior, and Ethics courses.

He has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Criminal Justice; an MBA obtained from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR), and several hours towards his Doctorate at UALR.

In addition to the position he held at the ADC, he helped establish the Arkansas Department of Correction Retirement Association and served as its first Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the organization. From 1996 – 2017 he has held the office of Executive Director with the United States Deputy Wardens Association where he also served as the Associational President. He is a past president of the Southern States Correctional Association and is in his second six year term on the Executive Board.

Kevin is currently the Executive Director of Arkansas Association of Correctional Employees Trust (AACET), where he oversees the operational duties of the correctional organization consisting of five agencies with over 4,400 members. He serves on the Awana Ministry Team and serves as a trainer and workshop coordinator throughout parts of the US.

Kevin’s passion is helping people in need. He is married to Karen and has three children (all girls!) and five grandchildren.

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James Berry

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, DC

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Joe Winkler

Commissioner, FL

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Biography

Joe Winkler has over 18 years of experience in Corrections. During his tenure with the Florida Department of Corrections he has advanced through t

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Joe Winkler has over 18 years of experience in Corrections. During his tenure with the Florida Department of Corrections he has advanced through the ranks starting as a Correctional Probation Officer to his current position as the Director of Community Corrections.

In his current position Director Winkler is responsible for providing support and policy direction to the Bureau of Interstate Compact/Probation & Parole Field Services and the Bureau of Community Programs & Victim Services.

Prior to his current position, Director Winkler has held several leadership positions in Community Corrections that have included a Probation Supervisor, Probation Senior Supervisor, Circuit Administrator in two Judicial Circuits, Northern Region Assistant Regional Director, and Region 2 Director. These assignments have provided him with valuable experience in critical agency missions within Community Corrections.

Director Winkler is a graduate of Saint Leo University where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice.

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Chris Moore

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, GA

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Biography

Chris Moore has served as Interstate Compact Administrator/Commissioner for the State of Georgia since 2012. Chris began his career in Community S

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Chris Moore has served as Interstate Compact Administrator/Commissioner for the State of Georgia since 2012. Chris began his career in Community Supervision in 1989 as a Probation Officer. In 1998, he moved to Central Office as a Field Support Specialist and his program area was Sex Offender Supervision. In 2005 he was promoted to Center Administrator of a Day Reporting Center and in 2009 he was promoted to Chief Probation Officer. Chris received his BBA from Mercer University in 1989. He is also a Certified P.O.S.T Instructor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.

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Steve C. Turner

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, KY

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Biography

A 13-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, Turner began his career working as a correctional officer at the Frankfort Career Development

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A 13-year veteran of the Department of Corrections, Turner began his career working as a correctional officer at the Frankfort Career Development Center in 2005. In 2006 he promoted to a classification and treatment officer position at the facility. Shortly afterwards he transferred to the home incarceration program area at Central Office as the original central region classification and treatment officer. In 2008 Turner promoted to deputy compact administrator for the Interstate Compact Office where he helped build a solid foundation for the controlled movement of over 6,000 probationers and parolees across state lines. In this capacity, Turner was a key player in Kentucky’s transition to the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS). He gained national recognition for his efforts toward ensuring all interstate compact policies and procedures are followed in accordance with statute. Turner took the initiative to spearhead the department’s DNA collection efforts during a difficult time in 2013. His unwavering commitment to this task was pivotal in that he not only coordinated the undertaking, but also played an instrumental role in updating and enhancing processes and procedures to establish a system of accountability across the state. Turner is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. In 2013 he graduated from the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program and later served as a mentor in the program. He received a DOC Deputy Commissioner’s Award in 2012 and was a co-recipient of the Deputy Commissioner’s Award for Support Services in 2018. Turner is an active member of the Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency (KCCD) and currently serves as the Capitol Chapter president.

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Pete Fremin

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, LA

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Biography

Pete Fremin is currently Director of Probation and Parole and has 31 years of experience in state government. In the past, he served as President

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Pete Fremin is currently Director of Probation and Parole and has 31 years of experience in state government. In the past, he served as President of the Louisiana Probation and Parole Association and as a State Representative of the Southern States Correctional Association. He is currently the Interstate Compact Commissioner for Louisiana.

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Martha Danner

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, MD


Julie Kempker

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, MO


Christy Gutherz

Commissioner, MS

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Biography

Christine “Christy” M. Gutherz was appointed deputy commissioner of Community Corrections in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, she had

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Christine “Christy” M. Gutherz was appointed deputy commissioner of Community Corrections in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, she had served as the Community Corrections Director (CCD) for Region II since 2003. She has worked in numerous capacities throughout her 22-year tenure with the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) and also worked five years with Keeton Corrections, as a case manager and a facility director. Gutherz is a graduate of Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice.

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Timothy Moose

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, NC

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Biography

Tim Moose serves as Deputy Secretary for Adult Corrections & Juvenile Justice in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He has served

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Tim Moose serves as Deputy Secretary for Adult Corrections & Juvenile Justice in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. He has served as a Deputy Secretary since 2012 and in this role he is involved in the oversight of the Division of Community Corrections, the Division of Prisons, the Division of Special Operations and Intelligence, the Rehabilitative Programs Division; and works with the Post Release-Parole Commission on policy and offender supervision.  Tim is a career correction’s professional with over 33 years of experience, including all aspects of division administration; as well as expertise in technology utilization, offender supervision, treatment programming, and special operations.  Tim is a graduate of North Carolina State University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science and also the National Institute of Corrections Executive Training Program.

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Kevin Duckworth

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, OK

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Biography

Kevin Duckworth currently serves as Director of OK Probation and Parole.  He has 23 years of corrections experience. Duckworth was born in Ok

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Kevin Duckworth currently serves as Director of OK Probation and Parole.  He has 23 years of corrections experience. Duckworth was born in Okmulgee, raised in Altus and prior to his corrections career was a legal specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, a master’s certificate from Cornell University and is a certified corrections executive through the American Corrections Association. 

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Jerry Adger

Commissioner, SC

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Lisa Helton

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, TN

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Brody Burks

Commissioner, TX

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Biography

Brody Burks is the criminal justice policy advisor for Governor Greg Abbott. He is responsible for strategic coordination of agency, stakeholder,

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Brody Burks is the criminal justice policy advisor for Governor Greg Abbott. He is responsible for strategic coordination of agency, stakeholder, and legislative priorities across multiple budgetary and policy areas. His areas of responsibility include adult and juvenile criminal justice, Second Amendment rights, school safety, and indigent defense. Mr. Burks provides the Office of the Governor with subject matter expertise in these areas to effectively respond to emergencies across the state, such as the tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas. In addition to these statewide policy responsibilities, Mr. Burks serves as the Texas Commissioner to the Interstate Commission on Adult Offender Supervision where he is a delegate to the rules committee.

Prior to joining the Office of the Governor, Mr. Burks was an assistant district attorney for 9 years in Kleberg, Limestone, and McLennan counties. His practice focused on sexual and violent crimes at both the jury trial and appellate level. As a member of the Texas District and County Attorney’s Association he served as faculty advisor and speaker, training and mentoring new prosecutors. Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Burks is a published author on the topic of military light attack aircraft acquisition. He is a former president of the Groesbeck Lions Club, YMCA t-ball coach, and an avid hiker. He is a graduate of Austin College and the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law.

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James Parks

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, VA

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Diann Skiles

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, WV

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South Region States


Regions


Next Meeting

South Region DCAs Meeting

05/16/2019 @ 11:00am Agenda | Calendar

South Region Meeting

07/30/2019 @ 2:00pm Agenda | Calendar