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Date: Jan. 18, 2008 Phone: 919 -716-3700

New manager named for District 29B probation operations

Photo of Cheryl ModlinHENDERSONVILLE -- Cheryl Modlin has been named to manage the Division of Community Corrections’ (DCC) operations in District 29B, which includes Polk, Henderson and Transylvania counties. She succeeds Boyce Fortner, who was promoted to assistant administrator for DCC Division IV.

District 29B has a staff of 32, which includes three chief probation officers and 18 probation/parole officer positions. Approximately 1,500 criminal offenders are supervised in the district.

A 1987 UNC-Wilmington graduate, with degrees in sociology and creative arts, Modlin began working corrections in 1988 as a pre-parole investigator in Raleigh. She advanced to parole officer in Raleigh, to probation officer and then intensive officer in Polk County in 1992 and then to chief probation/parole officer in Polk and Rutherford counties in 2000. The district split in 2007, and Modlin began supervising both Polk and Henderson counties.

Modlin was a 2003 Probation/Parole Officer of the Year, a 1987 DOC Volunteer of the Year and Region C Probation Officer of the Year for 2000. She also received Victim’s Recognition Program Certificate of Appreciation for Division IV in 2007.

Married to Steve Modlin, an SBI special agent, she and her husband have three children. They reside on a farm and raise Katahdin hair sheep and make Old Mule BBQ sauce.

Modlin established Criminal Justice Partnership Programs in Polk and Rutherford counties and continues to operate the program for Polk County. She is a member of Polk County Recreation Advisory Board and the local advisory board of the State Employee’s Credit Union. She also serves on several committees for DCC.

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