BISMARCK, N.D. (MARCH 29, 2021) – Gov. Doug Burgum today appointed Dave Krabbenhoft to lead the North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (DOCR). Krabbenhoft currently serves as the agency’s director of administration and has served as interim director since August 2020.
As DOCR director, Krabbenhoft will be responsible for the vision, strategy and general administrative supervision of the state’s adult and juvenile correctional facilities and programs. The department’s facilities and programs include the North Dakota State Penitentiary, James River Correctional Center, Missouri River Correctional Center, Youth Correctional Center, parole and probation for adult offenders, and community programs and services for juvenile offenders.
. Krabbenhoft succeeds former DOCR director Leann Bertsch, who took a job in the private sector in July after 15 years as director.