Re-entry and Programs Director
Ms. Richeson directs the Department's re-entry initiative through offender programming and services. She also serves as the VADOC liaison to the Governorís Office to meet executive and legislative mandates related to offender re-entry. Ms. Richeson has nearly 30 years in corrections, beginning her career in 1981 as a Counselor at the Virginia State Penitentiary and later at Nottoway Correctional Center. She also served as a Probation and Parole Officer in District #32, Henrico County. Since 1988 Ms. Richeson held a number of statewide positions with progressive responsibility for prison programs and transition services. Most recently she has served as the Correctional Programs Director for the Division of Operations. Ms. Richeson holds a Bachelorís Degree in Administration of Justice and Public Safety and a Masterís Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling.