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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

Julie Kempker

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, Missouri

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Biography

Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1988 and she has worked in many capacities including Probation and Parole Officer, District Administrator, Deput

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Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1988 and she has worked in many capacities including Probation and Parole Officer, District Administrator, Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator, Assistant Division Director and in 2014 she was appointed to the position of the Director of Probation and Parole. Julie has worked within Adult Institutions, field Probation and Parole, institutional Probation and Parole, Interstate Compact and Offender Rehabilitative Services. Prior to her work in Probation and Parole she served as the Department of Corrections Reentry Manager where she spent eight years educating the department, communities across Missouri as well as other states within the US about the implementation of evidence based practices for successful offender reentry.

 

Ms. Kempker received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Southwest Missouri State University and Lincoln University.

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Vice Chair

Vacant


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 Bureau 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, 6 community correctional centers, 8 reentry centers, and 24 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 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 6 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 5 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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Richard Tischner

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, DC

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Biography

Mr. Richard S. Tischner is the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). In this capaci

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Mr. Richard S. Tischner is the Director of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia (CSOSA). In this capacity, he leads the agency’s 850+ federal employees who uphold the agency’s mission of enhancing public safety, preventing crime, reducing recidivism, and supporting the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community.

 

In July 2018, President Donald J. Trump nominated Mr. Tischner to serve as the third presidentially-appointed Director of CSOSA. Mr. Tischner appeared before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs in November 2018; and his nomination was confirmed by the Senate in January 2019. On February 11, 2019, Mr. Tischner was sworn into his six-year term in office by United States Attorney for the District of Columbia Jessie K. Liu.

 

Mr. Tischner has been a public servant for more than 33 years. He has served as an attorney for the Federal Government of the United States at the Merit Systems Protection Board as well as the Federal Trade Commission. He has spent the last 30 years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Department of Justice, most recently serving as the Chief of the Superior Court Division at the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia.

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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 Assistant Secretary of Community Corrections.

 

In his current position, Director Winkler is responsible for providing support and policy direction to approximately 3,000 staff who supervise over 165,000 offenders. In addition, he provides oversight to the Bureau of Interstate Compact/Probation & Parole Field Services and the Bureau of Community Programs & Victim Services.

 

 

Prior to his current position, Assistant Secretary 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, Region 2 Director, and Director of Community Corrections. These assignments have provided him with valuable experience in critical agency missions within Community Corrections.

 

 

Assistant Secretary 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 over 30 years of experience in state government. Fremin is a past President

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Pete Fremin is currently Director of Probation and Parole and has over 30 years of experience in state government. Fremin is a past President of the Louisiana Probation and Parole Association and 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

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Julie Kempker

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, MO

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Biography

Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of C

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Julie Kempker is currently the Missouri Director of the Division of Probation and Parole. She began her career within the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1988 and she has worked in many capacities including Probation and Parole Officer, District Administrator, Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator, Assistant Division Director and in 2014 she was appointed to the position of the Director of Probation and Parole. Julie has worked within Adult Institutions, field Probation and Parole, institutional Probation and Parole, Interstate Compact and Offender Rehabilitative Services. Prior to her work in Probation and Parole she served as the Department of Corrections Reentry Manager where she spent eight years educating the department, communities across Missouri as well as other states within the US about the implementation of evidence based practices for successful offender reentry.

 

Ms. Kempker received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology at Southwest Missouri State University and Lincoln University.

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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 career 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. She is a charter member of the Mississippi Association of Drug Court Professionals (MADCP), serving as president from January 2005-May 2006;  a member and past president of the Mississippi Association of Professionals in Corrections (MAPC); a member of the Southern States Correctional Association (SSCA); and a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA). She received the MAPC President’s Award in 1999 and 2000.

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Timothy Moose

Commissioner / Compact Administrator, NC

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Biography

Tim Moose was appointed in April 2019 to serve as Acting Chief Deputy Secretary of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJ

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Tim Moose was appointed in April 2019 to serve as Acting Chief Deputy Secretary of the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (ACJJ) . In this role, Mr. Moose oversees the agencies and personnel responsible for the care, custody and supervision of all adults and juveniles sentenced after conviction for violations of North Carolina law.

 

Since 2012, Moose has served as Deputy Secretary overseeing several operational sections including Community Corrections, Special Operations and Intelligence, Reentry Programs & Services, Staff Development and Training, Combined Records, and Critical Incidence Responses Administration. In this capacity, he also has worked with the Post Release-Parole Commission on policy and offender supervision as well as with Prisons on joint operational issues.  These operations have responsibilities for the supervision of 110,000 offenders in the community; community and facility programming; multiple community and law enforcement partnerships, intelligence and task forces projects.

 

A career corrections professional with 35 years experience, Moose has gained expertise in all aspects of division administration, technology utilization, offender supervision, treatment programming, and special operations. He began his career as a Probation Officer rising through several positions until his appointment in 2009 as Director Community Corrections. His work has included several break-through developments for field operations in the state, such as national award-winning technology improvements to automate Probation Officer caseload management, share information, provide smartphone applications for officers; and the implementation of an evidence based behavioral management approach to offender supervision.

 

Moose is a graduate of North Carolina State University with degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science and the National Institute of Corrections Probation Executives Program. He has served on the Governors Crime Commission, NC Domestic Violence Commission, State Advisory Committee for Drug Treatment Courts, and the State Advisory Committee for Operation Recovery.

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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 Services.  He has over 23 years of corrections experience. Prior to h

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Kevin Duckworth currently serves as Director of OK Probation and Parole Services.  He has over 23 years of corrections experience. Prior to his corrections career, he 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