Margie Phelps

Margie Phelps became executive director of programs and risk reduction at the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) effective in mid-June. In addition to managing the Central Office Reentry team and various specialists throughout KDOC’s correctional facilities and parole offices, Phelps will also work with contract academic and vocational education programs, substance abuse programs and sex offender treatment. Her division will manage staff training to bring a greater focus to the role all employees have in the risk-reduction effort, and in modeling and working toward changes in offender behavior. Phelps has served as reentry director for more than 18 years and has worked for the KDOC for nearly 30 years.