Boundary Violations: Organizational Implications

Dr. Susan Jones, PHD

Dr. Susan JonesBoundary violations are one of the most significant leadership and policy concerns in the field of modern corrections, even though very little research has been completed in this area to help guide policy or practice. This presentation will present recommendations for correctional leaders that include structural components, staff development components, and policy recommendations. 

Dr. Jones retired from Colorado Corrections after 31 years of dedicated service. Dr. Jones began her career in corrections in 1981 as a Community Corrections Counselor. In 1985 she entered the Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer at the Fremont Correctional Facility and then moved up through the ranks as a Sergeant, Lieutenant, Administrative Manager, and Associate Warden until her appointment as Warden. She served as the warden at the San Carlos Correctional Facility, LaVista Correctional Facility, Colorado State Penitentiary, Centennial Correctional Facility and Fremont Correctional Facility. 

Dr. Jones has a bachelor’s degree in Behavior Science from the University of Southern Colorado, a master’s degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver, and a doctorate from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.

Dr. Jones' research interests revolve around issues that correctional employees face as well the training and educational preparation provided to employees at all levels. Dr. Jones believes that the challenges faced in the criminal justice system can be met by prepared employees that are given the tools and encouragement to provide the leadership necessary to change those systems.

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