NC Department of Correction - Correction News - December 1996

NC Division of Adult Probation and Parole
3rd Judicial Division Office Dedicated

Kernersville -Bright blue skies topped off the well-attended dedication ceremonies for the new Third Judicial Division offices Oct. 24. Division Chief Roselyn Powell welcomed the guests to the new building located one mile from two interstate highways.

"We are abundantly proud of being well positioned to deliver quick services," Powell said.

The location is convenient to the division's 592 employees, half of whom are from Forsyth County. Powell praised those employees saying, "I am fortunate to have the privilege of working with quality individuals who possess the highest standards and respect for the department's mission."

Deputy Secretary Rip Ryon said he was glad to see state financial resources used for such worthwhile purposes as building this new probation office building. He said his office was working hard to provide probation and parole offices with the tools they needed to do their jobs.

Keynote speaker, Secretary Franklin Freeman, praised Powell and her employees saying, "Fortunately, for the citizens of this state, this probation and parole division has an abundance of first class, dedicated and smart employees who do an outstanding job." Freeman recognized Powell's recent appointment as chairman of the governing board for Summit House and John Parks' work with implementing the School Partnership Program in the Third Division.NC DAPP 3rd Judicial Division Office Dedication
Officials gather to cut the ribbon officially openings the new 3rd Judicial Division Office. From left to right, DAPP Director Theodis Beck, Division Manager Roselyn Powell, DOC Secretary Franklin Freeman, Deputy Secretary Rip Ryon, DOP North Piedmont Area Administrator James Brown and Sandy Ridge Correctional Center Chaplain David Fleming.

"This beautiful new office stands as a testament to our changing times as more emphasis is placed on probation and parole services," Freeman said. "As we look to the future, we see this division playing a dominant role in the corrections area."

Tours of the new office building and a cook-out followed the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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