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Juvenile facility seeking new superintendent

IL Staff
January 1, 2008
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The Marion County juvenile detention facility is conducting a nationwide search to find a new superintendent to replace Richard L. Curry, who will join the Indiana Department of Correction at the beginning of September.

Earlier this month, Curry was named Indiana Department of Correction director of staff development and training. Curry was appointed the superintendent of the Marion County juvenile detention center in 2007.

Curry took over as superintendent at a time when the juvenile detention center experienced numerous issues highlighted in a 2006 report by the National Partnership for Juvenile Services, including over-use of room confinement, high staff turnover, and safety concerns for staff and residents.

According to a job description posted on the city of Indianapolis' Web site under the link for the Juvenile Center, applicants for the superintendent position will preferably have a master's degree from an accredited academic institution in criminal justice, public administration, social work, counseling, or a related field, and a bachelor's degree is required. Candidates must have experience working in a community corrections or secure corrections capacity, including four years administrative experience at a deputy level or above at a juvenile detention or correctional facility. Applicants must also be a resident of Marion County within six months of starting as superintendent and must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.
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  1. Thank you, John Smith, for pointing out a needed correction. The article has been revised.

  2. The "National institute for Justice" is an agency for the Dept of Justice. That is not the law firm you are talking about in this article. The "institute for justice" is a public interest law firm. http://ij.org/ thanks for interesting article however

  3. I would like to try to find a lawyer as soon possible I've had my money stolen off of my bank card driver pressed charges and I try to get the information they need it and a Social Security board is just give me a hold up a run around for no reason and now it think it might be too late cuz its been over a year I believe and I can't get the right information they need because they keep giving me the runaroundwhat should I do about that

  4. It is wonderful that Indiana DOC is making some truly admirable and positive changes. People with serious mental illness, intellectual disability or developmental disability will benefit from these changes. It will be much better if people can get some help and resources that promote their health and growth than if they suffer alone. If people experience positive growth or healing of their health issues, they may be less likely to do the things that caused them to come to prison in the first place. This will be of benefit for everyone. I am also so happy that Indiana DOC added correctional personnel and mental health staffing. These are tough issues to work with. There should be adequate staffing in prisons so correctional officers and other staff are able to do the kind of work they really want to do-helping people grow and change-rather than just trying to manage chaos. Correctional officers and other staff deserve this. It would be great to see increased mental health services and services for people with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the community so that fewer people will have to receive help and support in prisons. Community services would like be less expensive, inherently less demeaning and just a whole lot better for everyone.

  5. Can I get this form on line,if not where can I obtain one. I am eligible.

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