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

Catherine Cooper

President
S.C. Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Services
Phone (work): 803.734.9248
Phone (cell): 803.667.2274

Crystal D. Boyd

Immediate Past President
U.S. Probation Office
Phone (work): 803.253.33676
Phone (cell): 803.240.0347

Cornelius Sterling

President Elect
U.S. Probation Office
Phone (work): 864.239.6155
Phone (cell): 864.256.7546

Kevin Kennedy

Vice President
United States Probation Office

Allison Avinger

Secretary
SC Dept of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services

Sammie Stroud, IV

Member at Large
Alston Wilkes Society

Katara Jordon

Treasurer
U.S. Probation Office
Phone (work): 843.676.3857
Phone (cell): 843.409.5928

Brandi Dhers

Member at Large
S.C. Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services
Phone (work): 864.909.1354

Eugene Rodillo

Member at Large
U.S. Probation Office
Phone (work): 803.765.5444
Phone (cell): 803.429.6956

Katherine Moore

Member at Large
S.C. Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services
Phone (work): 803.734.9019
Phone (cell): 803.667.1737

Vacant

Member at Large

Lorri Bennett

Member at Large
S.C. Department of Corrections
Phone (work): 843.340.1645

Joanna Wix

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

Vacant

Member at Large

Susan Crocker

Member at Large
S.C. Department of Probation, Parole & Pardon Services
Phone (work): 864.596.2582

Angie Salley

Parliamentarian/Historian