Staff Awards

Officer of the Year Award

Judge Kirby announces Officer/Supervisor of the Year

During the National Corrections Officer Week, Warren County Juvenile Detention Center was honored to have Director Harvey Reed (ODYS) speak to the staff. Judge Kirby also recognized the corrections officer of the year (Craig Dakin) and the supervisor of the year (Rick Brewster).

From left to right: Chief Magistrate Carolyn Duvelius, Magistrate Any Sievers, Director Harvey Reed, Corrections Officer Craig Dakin, Superintendent Tony Miller, Sergeant Rick Brewster, Judge Joe Kirby and Court Administrator Tony Brigano.

Warren County Juvenile Detention Center has a system of recognition in place to give credit to those employees that have exemplary attendance or performance, recognizing years of service, as well as a certified physical fitness program.

JDC in conjunction with the Ohio Juvenile Detention Services Association began announcing the Line Staff Worker of the Year in 1999. The nomination is based upon how the correction officer or supervisor has performed throughout the year to include attitude, attendance, making useful suggestions for improvement, overall performance, and being a team player. This award is voted on by the staff and administration of the facility.

In 2007, JDC had the privilege of renaming the annual officer/supervisor of the year award to the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center "Gordie Lewis" Officer of the Year Award. Gordie Lewis was a staff member who excelled from a part-time correction officer to a shift supervisor. He was also an avid horsemen whose passion began as a clover bud with the Warren County 4-H and culminated at the 2006 Arabian U.S. Nationals. He was a talented athlete and was a team member of the BYAAB National Championship Team, OHSAA Division I District Team, and State Champion AAU basketball teams. He enjoyed working with the youth and considered it a great honor to be a corporal for the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center. Gordie was taken from us much too soon and will be forever missed as a friend, supervisor, and co-worker.