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KCCD is a statewide organization representing professionals in adult corrections, juvenile justice, state and local law enforcement, local government and all other related areas of the criminal justice system. KCCD has a proud history spanning over sixty years of service to the aforementioned disciplines. It holds as its basic premise the improvement of criminal justice service projects, such as benefits for the Child Victims Trust Fund. It has provided a heightened awareness of contemporary justice issues. Several local chapters throughout the state help to promote both regional and statewide interests. The organization, aside from local meetings, holds an annual conference bringing together the membership while presenting the most recent criminal justice issues relevant to Kentucky.
KCCD Members are provided with an opportunity for training and to participate in community projects. The organization provides scholarships for individuals pursuing a career in the Criminal Justice field. A catastrophic fund exists for members whose lives have been touched by a catastrophic event. Information regarding national issues is provided through the organization’s status as an affiliate member of both the American Correctional Association and the Southern States Correctional Association.


Bluegrass - President: Allyson Lambert - Located in the Lexington area, covering Blackburn Correctional Complex, Probation & Parole District 9, and Fayette Regional Juvenile Detention Center.  

Capitol - President: Keesha Solomon - Located in the Frankfort area, covering DOC Central Office. 

Cave Run - President: Phillip Smith - Located in the West Liberty & Morehead area, covering Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex.  

Four Rivers - President: Lauren Massey - Located in the Eddyville area, covering Western Kentucky Correctional Complex, Kentucky State Penitentiary, and Probation & Parole Districts 1 & 2.  

Green River - President: Ryan Anderson - Located in the Central City area, covering Green River Correctional Complex and Probation & Parole District 13.  

Herrington Lake - President: Allyson Rainwater - Located in the Burgin area, covering Northpoint Training Center.  

Laurel Gorge - President: James Arnett - Located in the Sandy Hook area, covering Little Sandy Correctional Complex. 

Louisville - President: Jordan Wright - Located in the Louisville & LaGrange area, covering Roederer Correctional Complex, Kentucky State Reformatory, Luther Luckett Correctional Complex, Kentucky Correctional Institution for Women, and Probation & Parole Districts 4, 12, 16, 17, 18, & 19.  

Red River Gorge - President: Carla Robleslopez - Located in the Beattyville area, covering Lee Adjustment Center.  

Southeast - President: Brandon Huff - Located in the Wheelwright area, covering Southeast State Correctional Complex.

Membership in each chapter is not limited to the areas, facilities, or districts listed.  This is only a general overview.  Please feel free to reach out to any chapter you're interested in learning more about.    


In 1959, Elmore Rile, then the director of probation and parole, along with a number of other interested people got together to form an association for Corrections. Corrections was at that time under the Department of Welfare. The 1959 annual Kentucky Welfare Association conference was in Louisville, Kentucky. The program content was primarily modeled for welfare. The planning committee met to form an association and suggested the name ”Kentucky Probation and Parole Association“. The name was changed to Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency to broaden the membership base and to encourage the affiliation of other organizations.

The articles of incorporation were prepared and signed on November 3, 1960. Attorney Irene Pigman of Louisville prepared the articles. They were signed by Charles Newman and Joe Beatty. There were a number of people involved in forming the association. In addition to Charles Newman and Joe Beatty, Parker Hurley, Morrision Cook, Harold Black, Virginia Heicken, Mable Thompson, Libby Gardner, Mary Frances Cooper, from central office and a number of probation and parole officers helped to establish the association.

It was decided that the state should be divided into districts. Each District would have a representative and hopefully organize a chapter. The following individuals were selected.

District 1: Jack Frost
District 2: Paul Walker
District 3: Parker Hurley
District 4: Harold Black
District 5: Carl Lanter
District 6: James Lewis
District 7: James Wells
District 8: Burnett Napier
District 9: Kelley Clore
District 10: Roger Glass

There were seventy- eight charter members. A certificate was issued to each charter member. When KCCD was first organized, most of the members were probation and parole staff. The organization has expanded to include several facets from the criminal justice field: Corrections, Juvenile Justice, State and Local Law Enforcement, Community Services, Judges, Jailers, and Judge Executives.

Parker Hurley was the first president of the Louisville Chapter and Harold Black of the Bluegrass. Both chapters are still active. Other chapters were organized but some are no longer in existence. At present, there are ten chapters: Louisville, Bluegrass (Lexington), Green River (Central City), Four Rivers (Eddyville), Herrington Lake (Burgin), Cave Run (West Liberty), Laurel Gorge (Sandy Hook), Capitol (Frankfort), Red River Gorge (Beattyville) and Southeast (Wheelwright).

Historical Information submitted by Mary Frances Cooper.

Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency

PO Box 2400

Frankfort, KY 40602

Kentucky Council on Crime and Delinquency is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.  

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