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News Release

Larimer County's 35th Judge Conrad L. Ball Award Honors Victor Johnson

Department: Board of County Commissioners
Release Date: Nov 30, 2012

Contact Information:

CONTACTS: Joe Ferrando, Director, LC Community Corrections, (970) 498-7519
Nancy Griffith-Conklin, Community Corrections, (970) 498-7520,
FROM: Deni La Rue, Community Information Manager, (970) 498-7150,

Victor Johnson


The 35th Judge Conrad L. Ball has been awarded to Victor Johnson, Correctional Services Manager for Larimer County Community Corrections. Johnson receives the Judge Conrad L. Ball Award for contributing toward improving the quality of justice in Larimer County. Victor Johnson was selected for several reasons according to Joe Ferrando, Larimer County Community Corrections Director.
·          Vic has contributed to the quality of Justice in Larimer County over several decades. 
·         Vic Johnson has developed and implemented many of the specialized programs that exist in Community Corrections today. He initiated the Intensive Residential Treatment program that provide inpatient drug and alcohol treatment for men and women. Vic served as Chair of the Promoting Safe and Stable Families committee that introduced parenting groups as a standard curriculum. He developed the Victim Services coordinator position within Community Corrections. He has also written many grants to expand residential and Day Reporting services offered by the Community Corrections department. He is known for his commitment to client success and providing quality services. 
Victor Johnson was nominated for the 35th Judge Conrad L. Ball Award by Tim Hand of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Division of Adult Parole, Community Corrections and Youthful Offender System, “VJ has been instrumental in writing grants designed to assist clients improve their lives.  His work to establish the Intensive Residential Treatment program at LCCCD has offered hope and meaning to the many clients who participate.  VJ serves as a member of the Community Corrections Coalition and has been on the executive committee for the past three years. VJ has established great working relationships with members of the Colorado Department of Corrections.  He is widely respected for his collaborative approach managing referrals, moves and supervision of transition offenders in the residential setting.  It is my pleasure to nominate Victor Johnson for the prestigious 35th Conrad Ball Award.  His many contributions in the criminal justice system over the past two decades are deserving of this level of recognition.”
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