Terry R. “Chip” Sullivan has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Community Corrections, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Sullivan was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective August 5, 2021.
Sullivan has more than two decades of experience in the field of criminal justice, having begun his public service career as a counselor with the Virginia Department of Corrections in 1999. He currently serves as Deputy Chief Probation and Parole Officer in the Fairfax County district and has served in similar positions in the Culpeper and Fredericksburg districts.
As director of the Loudoun Department of Community Corrections, Sullivan will oversee several programs, including the county’s pretrial and probation services for defendants and offenders referred to the department by the Loudoun County courts. Probation and pretrial supervision provide alternatives to costly incarceration and promote public safety and offender accountability through various forms of intervention, such as community service, sex offender treatment, restitution to crime victims, substance abuse assessment and treatment, domestic violence counseling, drug testing, GPS monitoring, remote breath alcohol monitoring, life skills groups, anger management and re-entry planning. The department also administers specialized programs for participants in the Mental Health Docket and Adult Drug Court.
Sullivan holds bachelor’s degrees in history and political science from North Carolina Wesleyan College. He is a certified substance abuse counselor and has conducted districtwide trainings on evidence-based decision making.
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