FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 29, 2018) – Kentucky Department of Corrections Interim Commissioner James Erwin today announced the promotion of Kristin Harrod to director of the Division of Reentry Services. Her promotion is effective Feb. 1.
“Harrod has the experience and dedication to be a driving force behind the new reentry division,” said Erwin. “Her history of leadership and initiative, combined with her knowledge and positive attitude, will be of tremendous benefit in this new role.”
Harrod started her career with the Department of Corrections in 2006 as a correctional officer at Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. Later that year, she transferred to the Division of Probation and Parole as an officer in the Louisville Southeast Office. In 2012, Harrod was promoted to assistant district supervisor of District 18 in Louisville.
She has served as a Mechanical Advantage Control Hold (MACH) instructor, halfway house officer, PREA investigator, PORTAL instructor and Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT) instructor. She served as an instructor for SAP Pre-Release classes at the institutions and served on the 2009 American Correctional Association (ACA) compliance review team for the Division of Probation and Parole. She developed and initiated the Probation and Parole Field Training Officer Program in 2014, which has been implemented in each district throughout the state. In January 2017 she was promoted to the position of program administrator in the Reentry Branch in Central Office.
Harrod is a 2006 graduate of University of Louisville, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in justice administration. Harrod received the Achievement Award for District 19 in 2008, the Commissioner’s Award in 2014 and the Deputy Commissioner’s Award for Support Services in 2017. She is a graduate of the 2011 Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program and served as a mentor for the program in 2015.