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LJCF Recognizes Newly Promoted Supervisors

by Kim Teegerstrom last modified Jan 03, 2017 12:04 PM
Larned Juvenile Correctional Facility (LJCF) recognized three newly promoted staff at its Town Hall meeting held Wednesday, May 6. Those recognized were: Charles Perez, Juvenile Corrections Officer II (sergeant); Justin Veeder, Juvenile Corrections Officer III (lieutenant); and Sam Sullivan, Juvenile Corrections Officer II (sergeant).

Charlie Perez
began started his employment at LJCF in May 2012 as a Juvenile Corrections Officer I. He left LJCF in June 2013 but returned to the field of corrections in October 2013 as a Corrections Officer at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility. He returned to LJCF in July 2014 and soon was named LJCF's Uniformed Employee of the Third Quarter in 2014.

Justin Veeder began his employment at the LJCF in December 2011 as a Juvenile Corrections Officer I. In September 2013, Veeder was promoted to a Juvenile Corrections Officer II position.  During his career in corrections, he has worked various posts and performed assorted job duties, all of which have been on the 2-10 shift. Veeder also volunteered to serve as one of the facility’s Cognitive Reflective Communication instructors. Due to his skills, as well as his sincere belief in the process, he has been recognized as an exceptional trainer. Those trained by Veeder have remarked that Veeder does more than merely teach a concept; he owns it and practices it in order to instill it in the facility’s culture thereby helping youth to make positive changes that will enable them to be more successful upon release. Veeder was selected as the LJCF Uniformed Employee of the Year for 2015.

Throughout high school, Sam Sullivan wanted to be a teacher but after speaking with an officer from his hometown, he decided to go into criminal justice. Not wanting to leave teaching behind, Sullivan began looking into juvenile detention centers or correctional facilities for work. He joined LJCF in May 2012, working the 2-10 shift. Sullivan was selected as the Uniformed Employee of the First Quarter in 2013.


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