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Old 03-19-2012, 01:16 PM
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From the DOC:

Colette S. Peters returns to the Oregon Department of Corrections, making history as its first female Director. She previously worked for the agency from 2004 to 2008, first as the Public Affairs Administrator and later in the dual-titled position of Assistant Director of the Public Services Division and Inspector General.

Colette resigned from DOC in 2008 when her husband took a new position in Minnesota. She returned to Oregon in July 2009 after then-Governor Ted Kulongoski asked her to serve as Director of the Oregon Youth Authority.


At OYA, Colette was responsible for oversight of 11 close custody youth correctional facilities with the capacity to serve 900 youth. She also had oversight of the community supervision provided to approximately 1,100 youth through statewide probation and parole services, youth offender foster care homes, residential treatment programs, and individualized treatment services tailored to meet the needs of the youth offenders committed to OYA. She presided over the downsizing of the agency, paring the number of juvenile offenders the state houses while maintaining all close-custody facilities in rural areas of Oregon.

In appointing Colette to lead DOC, Governor John Kitzhaber said she had been "very successful" in using research to push for changes at OYA, and expects that she will do the same at DOC. He also recognized and applauded her strong relationships with the many organizations and agencies that make up Oregon’s juvenile justice system.


Colette succeeds Max Williams, who left DOC in December to lead the Oregon Community Foundation.

Colette received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota, and her graduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Colorado Graduate School of Public Affairs. She has worked as a youth counselor in Iowa and in Minnesota, an English high school teacher in Belize, an assistant to the director at Breck Preparatory School in Minnesota, a victim’s advocate and crisis mediator for the Denver Police Department, and a research associate for the Colorado Legislature.
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