INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Department of Correction has added a deputy commissioner of diversity and development.
According to a press release from the Indiana Department of Correction, the position is responsible for maintaining and improving standards of equity and inclusion to build on existing successes of a workforce that "champions diversity, values cultural differences and recognizes each staff member plays an important part in creating and maintaining a safe work environment."
The deputy commissioner will work with both staff and offenders to promote inclusive, diverse environments throughout IDOC in which all feel safe, with a true sense of acceptance and belonging. The position will also assist IDOC leaders in attracting, retaining and promoting a diverse workforce as well as provide guidance for programs and training focused on equity and inclusion.
IDOC announced that Angela Sutton has been named to the role.