Posted: Tuesday, March 19th 2013 at 9:02am
White named CCA VP
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), which operates the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville, announces the promotion of Kim White to Vice President, Correctional Programs Division, from her position as Managing Director, Inmate Programs. White replaces John Robinson, who will now be leading Business Unit 1 as Vice President, Facility Operations.
"I am humbled, overwhelmed and excited about the phenomenal opportunities CCA has afforded me since I joined this high-performing organization," said White. "I have truly enjoyed getting to know the staff and learning about the company's rich history and its great recipe for success."
White joined CCA in August 2012, after serving 25 plus years with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP). While at the BOP, she held a variety of leadership roles, including warden and regional director, and most recently, Assistant Director, Human Resource Management Division. In that capacity, she had oversight for the hiring, training, and retention of the Bureau's 38,000 employees.
"Ms. White has a diverse background in the field of corrections and I am thrilled she is on our team," said Harley G. Lappin, CCA's Chief Corrections Officer. "Her experience in operations, employee relations, inmate programs and staffing make her an asset, and highly-suited for this new role in the Correctional Programs Division."
In her new role, White will oversee operational security and staffing, in addition to continuing her leadership with inmate programs. In aligning facility security and inmate programs, White will ensure the highest standards for safe and secure facilities, that will in turn foster an environment conducive to learning for inmates' success.
"Our opportunities for success rest with both the security and programs sides of the correctional house working together, to reduce misconduct and operational risks, while preparing inmates to return to the community," said White. "By utilizing technology, best practices in the industry, and collaborating with our partners and various stakeholders, I believe we will achieve our vision."
White's focus will be to assist correctional partners in bridging the successful reentry of offenders in the community following confinement, by providing recidivism-reducing offerings in education, job readiness, addictions treatment and faith-based support. In addition to these efforts, other operational endeavors in which inmates are often active, such as recreational offerings and facility work programs, or job assignments, reflect CCA's inclusive approach to inmate programs.
This strategic approach led by White will aim to reduce inmate idleness, by providing inmates with programs geared towards reentry success, which will also reduce behavioral and operational risk.
"I have constantly searched for ways to help people stay out of and not return to prison settings, for holistic programs and approaches that examine, address and attempt to change criminal thinking," says the former long-time Bureau of Prisons executive. "I seek interventions that help offenders deal with addictions and deficits in education success, making them better parents, spouses and partners, and creating pathways to law-abiding behavior."
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