Staffing Up Your Corrections Capacity

MACo’s Summer Conference is coming up August 18-21, 2021, and is completely IN-PERSON at the Roland Powell Convention Center in Ocean City, MD. Join us for insightful and beneficial sessions focusing on local government challenges and priorities.

corridor in a jailThe world of corrections has become increasingly complex as jails tackle increased behavioral health needs, new programs to reduce recidivism, and navigate the challenges of COVID-19 while keeping officers and inmates safe. Doing this work is demanding and requires a special set of skills and abilities to be successful.

Staffing Up Your Corrections Capacity

Finding strong recruits for county jobs is a perpetual challenge, and the demographics of your corrections workforce compounds this even further. In the 2020s, local detention centers will need to bring aboard a whole wave of new faces with the background, training, and skillsets needed for success in their critical role. Panelists will discuss how to find recruits to start off in corrections, what tools they will need to land on their feet at your center, and what outside-the-box approaches have worked for others already in the midst of this wave of new hiring.


  • Sasha Vazquez-Gonzalez, Executive Director, Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Human Resources Services Division
  • Ruth Colbourne, Warden, Wicomico County Detention Center
  • Dan Galbraith, Warden, Harford County Detention Center
  • Gregory Smith, Deputy Director, Prince George’s County Department of Corrections

Date/Time: Thursday, August 19, 2021; 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

View the brochure for the full schedule and details on sessions being offered at this year’s conference!

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