What Is SCPPA?

The South Carolina Probation and Parole Association (SCPPA) was conceptualized in 1989 and 1990 between the department directors of the South Carolina Probation, Parole and Pardon Services (SCDPPS), United States Probation Office (USPO), South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice (SCDJJ) (formerly known as the Department of Youth Services), and Alston Wilkes Society (AWS).

On April 2, 1990, SCPPA became incorporated as an organization of community corrections professionals of all levels that includes educators, students, volunteers, community leaders, and citizens from all corners of South Carolina, united for the benefit of all.

The South Carolina Probation and Parole Association is committed to stimulating high standards of professionalism and training for personnel and agencies, creating an active forum for increasing public awareness encouraging innovative services, providing quality information to criminal justice professionals and decision makers, promoting international communication and exchange of ideas within the field, and advancing progressive probation and parole practices.

The purpose of the association is to:
1. Advance progressive probation and parole practices.
2. Stimulate high standards of training and professionalism of personnel and agencies.
3. Promote international communication and exchange of ideas.
4. Promote the provision of quality information to criminal justice decision makers.
5. Increase public awareness and acceptance of probation and parole as meaningful in the prevention, reduction, and deterrence of criminal or delinquent behavior.
6. Encourage the development of innovative services, research design, and program evaluation.

Meet Our Partners

Meet Our Sponsors

Meet The Board

Cornelius Sterling
President

U.S. Probation Office
Phone (work): 864.239.6155
Phone (cell): 864.256.7546
[email protected]

Catherine Cooper
Immediate Past President

S.C. Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services
Phone (work): 803.734.9248
Phone (cell): 803.667.2274
[email protected]

Kevin Kennedy
President Elect

United States Probation Office
[email protected]

Lorri Bennett
Vice President

S.C. Department of Corrections
Phone (work): 843.340.1645
[email protected]

Allison Avinger
Secretary

SC Dept of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services
[email protected]

Crystal Boyd
Member at Large

Katara Jordon
Treasurer

U.S. Probation Office
Phone (work): 843.676.3857
Phone (cell): 843.409.5928
[email protected]

Angie Salley
Member at Large

Eugene Rodillo
Member at Large

U.S. Probation Office
Phone (work): 803.765.5444
Phone (cell): 803.429.6956
[email protected]

Katherine Moore
Member at Large

S.C. Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services
Phone (work): 803.734.9019
Phone (cell): 803.667.1737
[email protected]
Kiunta Holmes
Member at Large

S.C. Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services
Phone: (864) 282-4540
[email protected]

Lorri Bennett
Member at Large

S.C. Department of Corrections
Phone (work): 843.340.1645
[email protected]

Joanna Wix
Member at Large

S.C. Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services
Phone (work): 803-581-2545
Phone (cell): 803-899-5913
[email protected]
Jeanie Rhyne
Member at Large

U.S. Probation
Phone: (803) 252-3310
[email protected]

Susan Crocker
Member at Large

S.C. Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services
Phone (work): 864.596.2582
[email protected]
Caleb Gulledge

Parliamentarian/Historian

U.S. Probation
Phone: (803) 252-3310
[email protected]