Linda, Manager of the Community Corrections Division, has more than 36 years of experience in the field of Corrections with focused expertise in Community Corrections. After a brief retirement, Linda felt she had more to give to the field of corrections. She believed her expertise in community corrections, leadership, and mentoring could be used to help another organization achieve its best. In 2015, she was appointed Manager, of Community Corrections at the Orange County Corrections Department. Under Linda's leadership, the division has thrived in the furtherance of implementing innovative practices and programs. One such program is the Cognitive Behavioral Change (CBC) Program facilitated in the Probation Unit. Linda charged the team of officers to “think outside the box” of the traditional, and come up with a new way to reach offenders, that affects their way of thinking.
Seizing the opportunity presented to them by Linda, the team delivers the lessons and process-thinking reports in a meaningful and engaging manner leaving the offenders wanting more. At every graduation, we receive positive feedback regarding their caring and motivational style of teaching. Skills they learned in the Motivational Interviewing training introduced to the division by Linda.