Utah Department of Corrections

 

Robert Bond
Director
Finance Bureau
robertbond@utah.gov

Robert has worked for the Utah Department of Correction’s Finance Bureau for the past 28 years.   He was appointed to serve as the Department’s Finance Director starting in January of 2016.  In his role as the Finance Director, he is responsible for all aspects of the Department’s budget including the annual appropriation request to the Governor, the annual fiscal year closing, and making sure that the taxpayer funding entrusted to the Department is accurately accounted for based on Utah law, policies and procedures, and proper accounting principles.  The Finance Bureau has responsibility over the budget, accounts payable, offender accounting, contracts, and grants.

Before being promoted to the Finance Director, Robert spent 24 years as the Financial Manager over the Department’s Division of Prison Operations and the Clinical Services Division.  He also spent two years working as the Financial Manager over AP&P prior to his assignment with DPO and CSB.  He worked as a Financial Analyst before promoting to the Financial Manager position, and started his career with the Department as an Accounting Technician in 1989.

Robert received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Westminster College of Salt Lake City in December of 1988.

Robert has been an active member of the Association of Government Accountants (AGA) for 20 years.  He has served in many leadership positions with AGA including serving on the National Executive Committee as a Senior Vice President for Regional Services.  He also served as a Regional Vice President for the Rocky Mountain Region and as the President of the Northern Utah Chapter.

 

 

Scott Crowther
Director
Utah Correctional Industries
scrowther@utah.gov

 

Scott Crowther began his career as a correctional officer with the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s office in January of 2000.  During his time with the Sheriff’s office, he worked in and supervised numerous areas of the Salt Lake County Jail, which included: maximum security, booking, medium security and training. While at the Sheriff’s office, he was instrumental in assisting them in becoming a stand-alone satellite academy of Utah POST. He was also a highly respected member of the Hostage Negotiation and Peer Support Teams.

 

In 2013, Scott was appointed as the Training Director for the Utah Department of Corrections where he oversaw department In-Service training, the Firearms Unit, and the state Corrections Officer Academy.  In April 2014 he became the Warden of the Utah State Prison, Draper Site where he was responsible for 875 Staff members and 4000 inmates.  

In December 2016, Scott was appointed Director of the Utah Correctional Industries. 

Victor Kersey
Institutional Programming Division Director
vkersey@utah.gov

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Executive Director Rollin Cook appointed Victor Kersey in May 2016 as director of the Institutional Programming Division for the Utah Department of Corrections. Kersey was the assistant superintendent of programs for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice. He also worked as a psychologist administrator for the Illinois Department of Corrections; a psychologist for the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice; and as a psychologist for a community-based treatment center.

While in Illinois, Kersey helped implement justice reforms similar to those now underway here in Utah.

Kersey served nine years with the U.S. Navy and is an active Navy reservist; he spent a year (2008-2009) providing behavioral health services in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Kersey is a graduate of the University of Maryland, where he received a bachelor's degree in behavioral and social sciences, and Capella University, where he received a doctorate in clinical psychology. Kersey is a native Utahn.


Jeremy Sharp
Law Enforcement Bureau Chief

jeremysharp@utah.gov

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Jeremy Sharp was appointed chief of the Department's Law Enforcement Bureau in March 2016. He joined the Department from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, where he was the Community Corrections and Tactical Operations lieutenant.

Throughout his 17 years with the county, Jeremy served in a variety of operational positions, including Internal Affairs Sergeant and supervisor of the first Security Threat Group Unit in the Salt Lake County Jail.

Jeremy is experienced in all types of investigations — administrative, criminal and background. He has a deep knowledge of gangs, institutional security intelligence, tactical operations and community corrections programs. He was recently tasked with putting together the county's Intensive Supervision Probation Unit.

Tony J. Washington
Clinical Services Bureau Director
twashington@utah.gov

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Executive Director Rollin Cook appointed Tony J. Washington in November 2015 as the correctional health services administrator for the Utah Department of Corrections' Clinical Services Bureau.

In this administrative position, Washington oversees provision of health care services to inmates at the Utah State Prison and the Central Utah Correctional Facility as well as State inmates in county jails.  He also manages contracted services delivered within the prison system and ensures clinical services are in compliance with National Commission of Correctional Health Care standards.

Washington previously was vice president of operations at Intellegis, a healthcare company located in Murray that specializes in rehabilitation and support services for people with traumatic brain injuries. Prior to joining Intellegis, Washington worked for Learning Services Corp., which provides rehabilitation and care services to people with acquired brain injuries, and several other health care companies.

Washington has an MBA with an emphasis in health care administration from the Western Governor's University and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Weber State University. He is a certified brain injury specialist and serves as president of the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah. Washington is certified in the Mandt System, a comprehensive, integrated approach to preventing, de-escalating and intervening in situations where individuals pose a threat to themselves or others. He also is a certified Dale Carnegie trainer and facilitator.