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Date: July 18, 2006 Phone: 919 -716-3700


Katherine Horne named Probation/Parole Officer of the Year

WHITEVILLE – Katherine Horne, a chief probation/parole officer working in Columbus County, was recognized today by Director Robert Lee Guy and the Division of Community Corrections as one of eight probation/parole officers of the year.Katherine_Horne

Horne was recognized for her outstanding work in creating and leading the Criminal Justice Partnership Program (CJPP) in Columbus County.  She was elected chair of the CJPP board at its first meeting in 1996 and has held that position ever since. 

Horne was instrumental in establishing a drug counseling program for offenders in the county. She works to keep administrative costs for the program low and use as much money as possible for offender treatment.  She also worked with the sheriff’s department to start a
pre-trial electronic house arrest program that the county chose to continue even after state funding ended.

“She is the main stay – the CJPP here in Columbus County,” said fellow chief probation officer William Rushing.

As a chief probation/parole officer, Horne oversees a staff of nine probation officers and administrative employees who supervise more than 500 offenders on community supervision.

Gov. Michael F. Easley has declared July 16-22, 2006, as Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Officer’s Week in North Carolina in observance of the important public safety work done by more than 2,000 probation/parole officers working across North Carolina. 

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 Editors: A digital photo of Horne is available via e-mail by calling the Public Affairs Office at (919) 716-3700.


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