The Starke County Commissioners have proclaimed May 4-10 Correctional Employees Week.
Todd Willis chairs the Starke County Community Corrections Board of Directors. He says keeping the community safe is just part of what the agency does.
“It’s about working with these offenders to try to reintegrate into the community, to give them hope, to help them learn new skills. Their staff have a tremendous passion and are very effective at what they do, so it is a tremendous privilege for me to be able to work with them,” Willis told the commissioners.
Their proclamation notes that correctional employees protect public safety by supervising and rehabilitating those convicted of crimes who are housed in state and local facilities and fulfill the demands of a “dangerous and thankless job” night and day. In Starke County this includes jail employees as well as the staff of Starke County Community Corrections.