NH Department of Corrections Director of Division of Community Corrections Sworn-in

(Concord, NH)  New Hampshire Department of Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn announced that Joseph Diament of Newfields was sworn in as the Director of the Division of Community Corrections.  He was sworn in by Justice of the Peace Margaret Defosses.  He will begin his duties on November 6, 2009.

Community Wrenn said, “Director Diament brings a wide array of experience to his new position, which will oversee transitional and community-based programs and support for adult offenders who leave the state’s prisons under probation or parole.”

Since 2004 Director Diament has been Director of Programs and Administration for New Futures.  Prior to this he served as Director of the New Hampshire Division for Juvenile Justice Services as well as CEO of Odyssey House, Inc., of Hampton.  He was also Executive Assistant to the Governor for Children and Youth, while serving as Director of the New Hampshire Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention.

The goals of the Division of Community Corrections are to apply these transitional and community-based services in such a manner as to reduce recidivism, eventually reverse growth trends within the prisons, to contain corrections costs, and promote public safety.