Iowa SAC Director Paul Stageberg to Retire in June
Iowa SAC Director Paul Stageberg is retiring in June. Dr. Stageberg started his professional career in 1972 with the Des Moines/Polk County Metropolitan Criminal Justice Center, a Department of Justice-funded program to support the development of innovative programs in criminal justice. After that program closed, he worked for the Vera Institute in Des Moines to evaluate a pre-trial diversion program, followed by 18 months with the Iowa Department of Public Safety, where he prepared Iowa's first Uniform Crime Report.
Dr. Stageberg is the only person to have started SACs in two states (Iowa, in 1978, and Vermont, in 1987). He has represented SACs nationally by serving on the JRSA Executive Committee as an at-large member, Secretary-Treasurer, Vice President, and President. His interest in corrections research has led to the publication of numerous reports related to corrections and parole. Dr. Stageberg is looking forward to the opportunity to work in his shop, remodel his house, do more singing, resume playing the clarinet, exercise more regularly, and travel with his wife.