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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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