CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 26, 2014) -Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced changes at the Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety (DMAPS), including the appointment of Stephanie Bond as director of Division of Juvenile Services.
"Today, I am extremely pleased to name these three dedicated and experienced individuals to leadership positions at DMAPS," Gov. Tomblin said. "As we increase our justice reinvestment efforts and begin a comprehensive review of our juvenile system, I have the utmost confidence that this leadership team will continue to devote themselves to these initiatives, while maintaining public safety and ensuring the security of our communities."
All changes are effective July 1, 2014.
Current Acting Director of the Division of Juvenile Services Stephanie Bond will serve as Director of the Division of Juvenile Services. Bond, who was appointed Acting Director in February 2013, previously served as superintendent of the Kenneth "Honey" Rubenstein Juvenile Center in Davis.
Gov. Tomblin also appointed current Deputy Secretary of DMAPS Rick Staton to serve as Director of the Division of Justice and Community Services. Staton, who has served as Deputy Secretary since March 2013, will replace retired director Norbert Federspiel.
In addition, current Division of Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein will serve a dual role as Deputy Secretary of DMAPS. Rubenstein has served more than three decades in corrections, and was named Commissioner of the Division of Corrections in 2001.
"Our mission at DMAPS is to ensure our communities are a safe place to put down roots and raise a family," Cabinet Secretary Joe Thornton said. "As we continue to take responsible steps toward reform, I look forward to working with this leadership team to continue our progress."
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