Honoring Our Dedicated and Diverse Correctional Employees

May 26, 2022

The first week of May marks National Correctional Officer and Employee Appreciation Week, a chance to stop and commend the thousands of dedicated men and women of D1A’s member companies.

D1A members – CoreCivic, The GEO Group, MTC, and LaSalle Corrections – are committed to hiring not only the best employees, but a workforce that represents the diversity of the communities we serve around the country. For example:

  • The majority of the 30,000 employee that make up our member companies are women, who made up an even higher percentage of new hires made last year.
  • Further, more than half of D1A member company employees are racial and ethnic minorities.
  • And as we enter the Memorial Day weekend, we’re proud of the fact that approximately 10% of D1A member company employees are military veterans, a significantly higher rate of veterans than the general U.S. population.

D1A members invest significant time and resources into training and development, helping employees reach their potential, and provide for themselves and their families. This includes extensive on-the-job training and continuing education programs, competitive salary and benefits packages, and professional and leadership development opportunities.

Every day, our skilled and professional employees, who work as corrections officers, expert counselors, social workers, educators, staff, and other public safety employees, serve in our nation’s prisons, community corrections, and immigration systems. One week of recognition is obviously not enough. We thank our member company employees for all their work each and every day.

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