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Date: Jan. 21, 2009 Phone: 919 -716-3700


District 9A has new community corrections manager

Odessa GatewoodROXBORO -- Odessa Burnette Gatewood has been named manager of Community Corrections for Person and Caswell counties, which comprise Judicial District 9A. She succeeds John Lee, who was named judicial district manager for Durham County.

 Gatewood oversees the work of 18 probation officers, who supervise approximately 826 offenders. She also supervises two chief probation parole officers, one community service coordinator and other support staff.

 The Warren County native began her corrections career as a probation/parole officer I in 1996, rising through the ranks to chief probation/parole officer, the position she had held since July 2005.

 A graduate of Shaw University, Gatewood has a bachelorís degree in criminal justice and a master of business administration from the University of Phoenix.

 Gatewood is a volunteer co-director and crime prevention specialist with the Save Our Little Ones (SOLO) program in Granville County. She also enjoys walking and spiritual literature.


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