Vice President, Community Corrections
Jerry Butler Joined Safer Foundation in 2001
Jerry Butler oversees the secured adult transition centers operated by Safer Foundation under contract to the Illinois Department of Corrections. He is also responsible for developing new and effective correctional programs for Safer. Mr. Butler brings extensive management experience in Illinois correctional systems and is the immediate past president of the Illinois Correctional Association. He retired from the Illinois Department of Corrections in 2000 after 31 years of service. During his tenure, he held a variety of administrative/leadership positions within the agency, retiring as Superintendent, Illinois Youth Center, St. Charles, IL. Prior to the appointment as Superintendent, Mr. Butler held the position of Administrator-Employee Services in which he held agency-wide responsibility for the Human Resources Department. In that capacity, he was the agency’s chief spokesperson in all matters involving labor relations and personnel.
Mt Butler elected on two occasions to serve as President, Illinois Correctional Association. During his leadership, membership increased dramatically and ICA was awarded the American Correctional Associations Blanch LaDue Award in recognition of this growth.
Mr. Butler has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and advanced courses from George Williams College in Administration and Organizational Behavior.
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