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Biography for Dora Schriro

First Name: Dora
Last Name: Schriro
Title: Director
Country: United States
CV: Dora Schriro was named Director of the Arizona Department of Corrections in 2003. She began her career in corrections in Massachusetts in 1974. In 1984, she was selected to serve in New York City's Office of the Coordinator of Criminal Justice. In 1985, she became Assistant Commissioner for the New York City Department of Correction. From 1989 to 1993 she was the Superintendent of the Medium Security Institution in St. Louis City. Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan appointed her Director of the Missouri Department of Corrections in 1993, a position in which she served until 2001. Prior to her appointment in Arizona, Dr. Schriro served as Commissioner of the Division of Corrections for the City of St. Louis. Dr. Schriro is distinguished as St. Louis' first female warden and the first female director of the prison systems in Arizona and Missouri. She is also on the editorial boards of Crime and Justice and Corrections Management Quarterly. She was Vice Chair of the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Committee from 1994 to 2001, She sat on the Executive Committee of the Association of State Correctional Administrators She was Chair of the Association's Victims Committee. She is a certified social worker and educator and lectures and publishes regularly in the field of corrections.
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