Full Name: Doug Clark
Title: Director of Parole, Dept. of Corrections
Commission Title: Commissioner / Compact Administrator
Role Group: Parole Only
Agency: Department of Corrections
Unit: Board of Pardons and Paroles
Address: PO Box 5911
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117-5911
Office Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Phone: 605-367-5040
Fax 1: 605-367-5115
Douglas Clark is the Executive Director of the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles for the South Dakota Department of Corrections. He has a BA in Management from the University of Sioux Falls and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Public Administration and Organizational Management from the University of South Dakota in 2014 as part of the SD Governor’s Leadership Excellence program. Doug began his career with the South Dakota Department of Corrections in 1994 as a Correctional Officer in the South Dakota State Penitentiary located in Sioux Falls. He has held numerous positions within security as well as unit management. In 2002, he was hired by the Parole Division to serve as a Corrections Specialist where he oversaw the development and implementation of the Community Risk Assessment/Re-Assessment instrument and process as well as the Policy-Driven Response to Violation Matrix. He was named the Director of Field Operations/SE Regional Supervisor for Parole Services in 2008. Significant initiatives he has been part of directing in South Dakota include: the arming of SD parole agents, expanding the use of evidence based practices in South Dakota Parole Services, and assisting with the development and implementation of system-wide strategies and process changes that came as a result of the state’s Justice Reinvestment Initiative in 2013.
In May 2015, Doug was appointed Executive Director of the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles. In this position, he is responsible for the oversight of all Parole Board operations, Parole Services operations, and serves as South Dakota’s Commissioner to the Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS), where he currently serves as the Rules Committee Chair and previously served as Chair for the Midwest Region. When not working, Doug enjoys spending time with his family, coaching youth sports, and boating.