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3/23/18 Chapter Friday with Scott Semple
March 23 @ 6:30 am - 8:15 am
On March 23, the brudders of NCS New Canaan will gather as a community of men for some fellowship and fun. We welcome Scott Semple, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction.
Come join your brudders at the Ten Twenty Post Oyster Bar and Bistro.
- Breakfast begins at 6:30am.
- Meeting begins promptly at 7:00am and will conclude no later than 8:15am.
- Ten Twenty Post Dress Code: None (collars not required and jeans permitted)
- Cover charge- $20
Scott Semple is Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Correction (DOC). Commissioner Semple joined the DOC in 1988 as a front line correction officer at a high security institution. During his tenure with DOC, he has served as a training officer; correctional captain; agency spokesperson and Major, serving in the capacity of Legislative Liaison. As Major, he was assigned to an institution where he was integral to the completion of an ongoing transition to establish the agency’s first consolidated environment for male offenders with significant mental health needs. During this assignment, he was promoted to deputy warden, and later to warden. Due to his ongoing track record of professional achievements, he was appointed Deputy Commissioner of Operations and Rehabilitative Services in 2013 and less than a year later, chosen to serve as the Interim Commissioner. In March 2015, the Senate resolution unanimously passed consent on his appointment as DOC Commissioner. In April 2015, he dedicated the State’s first Reintegration Center, is designed to prepare inmates for reintegration upon release and reduce recidivism. A visit to prisons in Germany with Connecticut’s Governor Dannel Malloy provided insight into a model of supervision whose focus is rehabilitative as opposed to punitive. This newly acquired first-hand perspective helped Commissioner Semple to develop his vision for Connecticut’s system. The agency has since opened up an additional three Reintegration Centers, designed to address the specific needs of Veterans, treatment of offenders serving DUI sentences and the female population. These Centers are viewed nationally as a best practices model for corrections. In the fall of 2016 Commissioner Semple was named as the President of the Northeast Association of Correctional Administrators. As a member of the CT Criminal Justice Policy Advisory Commission and Sentencing Commission, he is actively involved in the shaping of criminal justice reform policy. He serves as Co-chair of the CT Fatherhood Initiative Council and Executive Team, and is a long-standing supporter of the NEFC.