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Prisoner Review Board Member Kathleen Graves to head Corrections’ Community and Field Services Division

by Cheryl Cadue last modified Jul 07, 2015 01:00 PM
Secretary Ray Roberts today announced the appointment of Kathleen Graves as Deputy Secretary of Community and Field Services.
Prisoner Review Board Member Kathleen Graves to head Corrections’ Community and Field Services Division

Deputy Secretary of Community & Field Services Kathleen Graves

NEWS RELEASE

May 1, 2013

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Prisoner Review Board Member Kathleen Graves to head Corrections’ Community and Field Services Division

TOPEKA - Corrections Secretary Ray Roberts today announced the appointment of Kathleen Graves to oversee the corrections division responsible for supervising community corrections and parole field operations.

Graves will assume her new role as deputy secretary of community and field services effective immediately. She will continue to assist the Prisoner Review Board until Secretary Roberts names her replacement to the board.

“I have known and respected Kathleen for many years and believe she has the skills and background needed in this position to help make our state safer for all Kansans,” Secretary Roberts said. “I am grateful for her commitment to public service.”

Juvenile Justice Authority Acting Commissioner Terri Williams had been serving in the deputy secretary position when she was tabbed to head the state’s juvenile agency.

A veteran corrections department employee, Graves was named to the Prisoner Review Board in 2011. Previously, she had served as the department’s parole services manager for more than a year. Graves joined the corrections department in 1991 as a parole officer in Wichita and was promoted to regional parole supervisor in 1993. She was named director of community corrections services in 2000.

During her tenure, Graves assisted in the development and implementation of both 2003 SB 123 and the current community supervision system used by parole and community corrections. Prior to joining the Department of Corrections, Graves held positions in city and county law enforcement as well as in the correctional field. She received her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in criminal justice and computer science from Wichita State University.

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