ADC In The News
National Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week is the third week of July. Arizona Governor Janice K. Brewer has proclaimed July 15-21 as a time to honor our Community Corrections Officers. Community Corrections Officers ensure public safety through the accurate release, effective re-entry, transition and supervision of offenders released to the community. The Arizona Department of Corrections is proud to recognize the dedicated men and women in Community Corrections, who maintain the highest standards of professionalism.
In May, the "911 Toy Drive" in Chandler was told it had until midnight on Father's Day to clear out 60,000 toys from its warehouse because the building had been sold. For 25 years, the program has given Arizona corrections officers, police and firefighters the opportunity to select deserving families to receive new toys at no cost. "We were in a horrible crunch," says founder W. Steven Martin, "So I found another warehouse and called Chuck Ryan and asked if we could get 12 volunteers to help us move. He got me 18." On June 15, volunteers from Eyman, Florence and Phoenix Complexes packed and loaded toys of all kinds into moving vans. The following week they re-assembled shelving and set up the new warehouse. Working alongside the ADC staff were Director Ryan, Warden Ron Credio, Florence DWOP Kevin Curran and many others. "We're here because we want to help out," said Dir. Ryan, "Its part of our community service. ADC loves to volunteer. I am quite proud of all of these people."
Eyman and Florence Complexes conducted a Homeland Security Response Exercise on 4 April 2012. The event originated out of an actual utility failure at ASPC-Eyman last year which generated an Arizona Department of Environmental Quality requirement to update and test a response plan. Deputy Warden for Operations Juli Jackson requested planning support to conduct an exercise and the rest became history.