AK DOC Reentry

Department of Corrections Announces New Deputy Commissioner

L. Diane Casto began her new job as Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Corrections. Her position will include prisoner management (institutions and probation & parole) as well as leading the Alaska Prisoner Reentry Initiative (AK-PRI). DC Casto is excited to be working on the Reentry Initiative, bringing years of community work with her to this challenge. One key element of the AK-PRI is to work with, develop and assist community-based reentry coalitions; preparing communities to bring returning citizens home and addressing the challenges that often complicate a person’s ability to find housing, a job, treatment services, as well as community and family support. There is lots of work to do, and many partners to work together to achieve successfully reentry for many of our returning citizens. One strategy, one plan—everyone moving together to create change!