(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser announces the appointment of Quincy Booth as Interim Director of the Department of Corrections (DOC). For the past two years, Booth has served as the Deputy Director for Management Support at DOC where he implemented an organizational realignment for the Management Support Division and created the agency’s first Equal Opportunity and Diversity Division. Prior to his role at DOC, Booth was the Chief of Staff for the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice. In his role as Chief of Staff, he worked closely with the District’s public safety agencies, DC Council, federal justice partners, and interstate partners. In selecting interim leadership for the agency, consideration was given to the critical initiatives underway at the Department, specifically the upcoming transition from a privately-operated correctional treatment facility to a facility integrated into DC government. This transition places the District at the forefront of a nationwide movement to eliminate the usage of privately run correctional facilities.
“Mr. Booth brings the expertise and leadership necessary to continue moving the Department of Corrections forward,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “I also want to thank retiring Director Tom Faust for his leadership at the Department and his 40 years of public service.”
The DOC annually provides for the custody and care of approximately 11,000 pre-trial detainees, sentenced misdemeanants, felons, and parole violators. The Department’s mission is essential to public safety in the District of Columbia and is on the national forefront of rehabilitative and re-entry programs for inmates.