Department of Corrections
Heather Foster Promoted to Assistant Supervisor in Division of Probation & Parole
Kentucky Department of Corrections Director of Probation & Parole Tim Carman today announced the promotion of Heather Foster to assistant supervisor of District 4, which oversees all pre-sentence investigations for Jefferson County. Foster will assume her new duties on August 1.
“Heather Foster has demonstrated adaptability and initiative in her various roles in District 4” said Carman. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to promote a true team player who will work to enhance our mission including successful re-entry.”
Foster began her career with the Division of Probation and Parole in February 2005 as a secretary I in the District 4 office. In September 2005, she was promoted to a probation and parole officer position in District 17. While there, Foster supervised a low supervision caseload and managed all interstate compact and out-of-county transfers. It was in this role that she was shadowed by interstate compact programmers to assist in the generation of a new program focused on reducing the receptiveness and increasing the efficiency of transferring offenders to other states. In May 2008, Foster transferred back to District 4 as a probation and parole investigator where she was assigned as one of the district’s three post-sentence report writers. In 2009, Foster was assigned as the accreditation coordinator for District 4. She also serves on the truth-in-sentencing team and has assisted in the training of new staff. In 2011, Foster was assigned to a pilot project to work with the local courts to help implement the LS-CMI risk/needs assessment into the pre-sentence investigation process. She is also one of the district’s re-entry liaisons.
Foster is a graduate of the University of Louisville where she earned a bachelor’s degree in justice administration. She is also the recipient of the 2009 District 4 achievement award.