About PPP

Agency Leadership

Glossary of Terms

The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services is directed by Jerry B. Adger, who was appointed by Governor Nikki Haley in 2015 and serves as a member of current Governor Henry McMaster's Cabinet.

View Director Adger's Official Biography                         

The Director has overall responsibility for the Department, supervises all staff functions, and ensures that all policies and procedures are followed. The Director's Office includes the Office of the Chief Deputy Director, The Office of External Affairs, and the Office of Professional Responsibility.

Office of Chief Deputy Director

The Chief Deputy Director serves as senior advisor to the Director.  In this role, Jodi D. Gallman is responsible for strategic planning, cultivating community partnerships, and ensuring that Agency resources are most effectively and efficiently utilized.  She has ancillary oversight for daily operations, executive reports, and business practices and supervises Deputy Director for Field Operations, the Associate Deputy Director for Fiscal Services, the Associate Deputy Director for Hearings and Policy Management, the Associate Deputy Director for Paroles and Pardons, the Director of Victim Services, and the Director of Training Compliance and Professional Development.

SCDPPPS Organizational Chart

Division of Field Operations

This Division supervises offenders under the Department’s jurisdiction through staff in all 46 counties and has oversight over the Regional Directors, the Office of Field Programs, the Ignition Interlock Device Program, the Interstate Compact Program, the Office of Research & Evaluation, Special Operations, and Volunteer/Intern & Recruitment Services.  This Division is managed by the Deputy Director for Field Operations, Michael Nichols.

Division of Information Technology 

This Division is comprised of Strategic Development and Information Technology. This division is managed by Chief Information Officer, Marsha Lester.

Division of Fiscal Services

This division is responsible for Human Resources, the Budget Office, the office of Fiscal and Materials Management; the Office of Grants Management, and the Procurement Office. This division is managed by the Associate Deputy Director for Fiscal Services, Virginia Camp.

Division of Hearings and Policy Management

This Division is comprised of the Office of Administrative Hearings, the Office of General Counsel, and the Office of Accreditation Management.  This division is managed by the Associate Deputy Director for Hearings and Policy Management, Heyward Hinton.

Division of Paroles, Pardons and Rehabilitative Services

This Division is responsible for the Office of Parole Board Support, the Office of Rehabilitative Services and the Office of Program Planning and Development. This Division is managed by the Associate Deputy Director for Paroles and Pardons, Derek Brown.

Office of External Affairs

This Office includes Legislative Affairs, Public Information, Community Affairs, and Executive Programs.  The Office is managed by the Director of External Affairs, Deborah Parker.

Office of Professional Responsibility

This Office is responsible for Risk Management, Internal Audits, and Quality Assurance (R.Au.Q.), and is responsible for all internal agency investigations. This Office is managed by the Director of Professional Responsibility, Jeffrey Harmon.