Department of Corrections
Cortney Shewmaker Promoted to Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator for Parole
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Tim Carman today announced that Cortney Shewmaker was promoted to Deputy Interstate Compact Administrator for Parole. Shewmaker assumed her new duties on August 16.
Shewmaker will oversee the parole operations of the Interstate Compact Office which controls the movement of probationers and parolees across state lines and provides for the appropriate supervision of these offenders. The Division of Probation and Parole supervises nearly 2,800 offenders from other states and has more than 3,390 Kentucky offenders in other states.
“Cortney has demonstrated the attributes needed to be a valuable addition to the leadership team,” said Carman. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to promote a person who has a proven record of success as demonstrated by her work with the LSCMI and in the leadership program.”
Shewmaker began her career with the Division of Probation and Parole as an officer in District 14 in May 2005. She had previously worked for the Administrative Office of the Courts and as a deputy jailer. While an officer in Lincoln County, she was a member of the Lincoln County Drug Court team. In 2007, she was promoted to assistant district supervisor for District 14. In 2009 Shewmaker served on Probation and Parole’s ACA Compliance Team and most recently was chosen to be a trainer for the department’s new risk/needs assessment tool, the Level of Services/Case Management Inventory (LSCMI).
Shewmaker is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She is also a graduate of the Commissioner’s Executive Leadership Program.