Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

NEWS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 15, 2000

 

CRITICAL PUBLIC SAFETY POST FILLED

(Columbus) – Reginald A. Wilkinson, Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC), today named Harry Hageman as Deputy Director of the Division of Parole and Community Services (DP&CS). The division encompasses crucial public safety area such as the Adult Parole Authority, the Ohio Parole Board, the Bureau of Adult Detention, community corrections such as county community-based correctional facilities, victim services, and the emerging area of community justice.

The division employees 1,200, including over 600 parole officers. With an annual budget of $178 million, the division’s focus is the effective supervision and management of some 28,000 offenders in Ohio’s communities. These include parolees, probationers, offenders under post-release (from prison) control, and others.

Hageman, 51, is currently DRC’s Bureau Chief for Information and Technology Services. Throughout his career, Hageman has developed a strong network of partners in community law enforcement. Previously, as administrator of the DRC’s Bureau of Adult Detention, Hageman was responsible for developing and enforcing jail standards; assisted in the design, development and funding of local jails; developed training programs for jail administrators and local law enforcement and more. Prior to joining DRC in 1995, Hageman served as Chief Deputy for the Geauga County Sheriff’s Department. He has an undergraduate degree in law enforcement and technical education and a graduate degree in public administration from the University of Akron.

"The Division of Parole and Community Services is critical in helping facilitate public safety in the community as well as in providing needed treatment services for offenders," said Wilkinson. "With his well-rounded experience in both local and state law enforcement, Harry Hageman is the ideal person to lead the division." Hageman replaces Jill Goldhart who is retiring after a 21-year career in Ohio corrections.

For more information contact the DRC Office of Public Information at (614) 752-1150.