Freeman named director of Office of Staff Development and Training

Stephanie Freeman

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Stephanie Freeman as the director of its Office of Staff Development and Training (OSDT).

Freeman is returning to OSDT after serving as its curriculum manager from 2007 to 2014. Most recently, she worked for the North Carolina Judicial Branch as its organizational development manager. She has prior experience as a training specialist at the NC Department of Justice with both the Sheriffs’ Education & Training Standards Commission and the Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission. Freeman has also instructed at NC Wesleyan College and Sandhills Community College. Currently, she serves as president of the North Carolina Law Enforcement Training Officers’ Association.

“Ms. Freeman’s extensive experience in criminal justice training, her knowledge of our agency and her skills with distance learning make her the right person to lead training for our staff,” said W. David Guice, chief deputy secretary for Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice.

“Among Stephanie’s first priorities will be working to eliminate the backlog of correctional officers awaiting training and enhancing our training programs,” said Deputy Secretary Gwen Norville.

Freeman is a native of Apex. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in criminal justice from SUNY Albany.   She is also a graduate of the NCDPS Correctional Leadership Development Program.


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