The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

March 7, 2013

The Department of Public Safety Names First Female to Lead Community Corrections


Thursday, March 7, 2013 — RALEIGH – Department of Public Safety’s Correction Commissioner W. David Guice today announced that Anne Precythe has been selected as Director of Community Corrections effective immediately. She is the first female to serve in this position.


“With her background and experience, I am very pleased she has accepted this critical public safety position and is ready to hit the ground running,” Guice said. “Precythe has been instrumental in helping us move Community Corrections forward with the use of evidence based practices and the implementation of Justice Reinvestment.”


Precythe will oversee the Community Corrections section, which is responsible for the supervision of all offenders sentenced by the courts for probation and those released from prison under parole or post release supervision. Currently there are approximately 105,000 offenders on community supervision.


“I am humbled and very excited about representing our tremendously professional and hardworking work force,” Precythe said. “I am looking forward to continuing to lead us in using the high standards of practice that David Guice and others before him have come to expect and have been fine tuning for years.”


For over a year, Precythe has been supervision services administrator in Community Corrections. She also has served as Evidence Based Practices Implementation manager; Interstate Compact administrator; and a lead quality assurance analyst. She started her career in Community Corrections as a probation/parole officer in 1988.


A North Carolina native, Precythe obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.