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Jack Kavanagh, Department Of Corrections

Jack Kavanagh, Director of Corrections

Jack Kavanagh, 
Director of Corrections   



Jack Kavanagh was appointed as Director for the Howard County Department of Corrections in March 2008.  Prior to this Mr. Kavanagh served as Deputy Director from January 2003 until his appointment as Director.  Mr. Kavanagh also spent 24 years    with the State of Maryland Division of Correction.  While employed with the Division of Correction he held numerous positions to include Warden, Assistant Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner.  Mr. Kavanagh possesses a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Baltimore.  He has also graduated from the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence Program and is a 2005 graduate of Leadership Howard County.  In 2001, Mr. Kavanagh was awarded certification from the American Correctional Association as a Certified Corrections Executive.



Board Memberships 

 Howard County Board to Promote Self Sufficiency 

Howard County Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center Advisory Board

 Maryland Correctional Administrators Association Executive Board

Patuxent Institution Citizen’s Advisory Board