Over 25 years’ experience in various aspects of law enforcement, to include Military Law Enforcement, Probation and Parole and positions within the state penal systems of NC and VA.  Flexible and efficient in the all facets of law enforcement.  Superior crisis management and emergency intervention skills.  Enthusiastic subject matter instructor and facilitator of Cognitive Behavior Training Modules, Life Skills and instructor at large for DUI/DWI Prevention, Traffic Accident Prevention, Safe Driving and Crime Deterrence.  Most recently instructed and facilitated groups of 10 – 15 maximum security inmates in Anger Management and Thinking for a Change.




Current/August 2018 –   Saint Leo University (online) – Doctor of Criminal Justice

August 2015 – December 2017: Saint Leo University (online) – Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice with specialties in Legal Aspects and Emergency Management

August 1993 – May 1998:  University of Findlay, Findlay, OH – Bachelor of Science Degrees in Criminal Justice and Equine/Livestock Management




VA Department of Corrections

07/2012 – 08/2014:  Case Work Counselor

Completed initial and annual offender classification, needs assessments, case plans, release plans and offender annual compliance reviews.  Participated in offender referral and discharge meetings.  Group facilitator for Thinking for a Change, Anger Management and the Incarcerated Veterans Program.  Provided individual and group crisis intervention as needed.  Provided pertinent groups and individual educational sessions for incarcerated military veterans.  Promoted educational and vocational program.  Assisted with maintaining facility security.


NC Department of Corrections

09/2008 – 08/2011:  Correctional Case Manager

Developed case plans for inmates assigned to the Gang Intervention housing unit, developed appropriate release plans, promoted educational and trade school opportunities, met monthly with all assigned inmates and completed semi-annual formal reviews of inmate progress. Conducted facility orientation and group tours.  Facilitated the Anger Management program.  Processed inmate Work Release pay into the DOC Inmate Account(s) program and ensured proper deductions were made for monies owed.  Supervised and facilitated the New Leash on Life program along with periods of inmate recreation.  Assisted with maintaining facility security.

12/2003 – 09/2008:  Intensive Probation/Parole Officer II

Responsible for the community supervision of adult offenders placed on probation or released to parole from prison.  Ensuring that court ordered sanctions were adhered to.  Conducted assessments for community services and random drug screens via urinalysis.  Maintained appropriate case file documentation, prepared violation reports and Warrants for Arrest.  Conducted warrantless searches, facilitated arrests and processed probation/parole violators into the county jail facility.  Testified in District and Superior courts at Parole Violation hearings.  Member of the Violent Crime Task Force, Electronic House Arrest Response Team and the Inter/Intra Extradition Teams.


Northland Family Help Center, Flagstaff, AZ

01/1999 – 08/2003:  Team Leader

Responsible for the supervision of 12+ advocates for victims/survivors of Domestic Violence and the annual training requirements of the Women’s Shelter staff.  Participated in and initiated conflict resolution of shelter residents and those incidents involving shelter staff.  Ensured smooth and efficient day to day operation of the shelter.  Involved in developing the annual budget and ensuring that the shelter functioned within the confines of that budget.  Promoted a healthy environment for shelter residents that led to positive, productive and safe choices.  Provided advocacy for residents in the community and in the legal system.  Monitored a 24-hour crisis telephone line.  Provided educational and support classes for residents.  Also served as House Manager and Residential Case Manager.


University of Findlay, Findlay, OH

09/1993 – 05/1998:  Federal Work Study Positions

Served as Barn Security, Tour Guide, Assistant Pre-Vet Barn Manager and English Professor Assistant.


United States Marine Corps

12/1977 – 03/1993:  Military Policeman/Traffic Accident Investigator

Responsible for the timely and accurate documentation of all incidents and traffic accidents, flight line security, emergency critical incident security, special event traffic, crowd control, enforcing rules/regulations and ensuring that base security was maintained.  Supervised no less than 15 Marines when performing the duties of Patrol Supervisor/Watch Commander.  Promoted a successful DWI/DUI Prevention Program.  Provided unit trainings on traffic safety, DWI/DUI Awareness/Prevention and crime deterrence.  Conducted traffic surveys for use in roadway and signage modifications.  Also served as department Administrative Chief, Traffic Court Clerk and Animal Control Officer.  Specialized in Traffic Accident Investigation.


Certificates and Trainings:

  • Anger Management Facilitator – 2013
  • Thinking for a Change Facilitator – 2013
  • Correctional Counselor and Case Management – 2013
  • Correctional Officer Academy, NC – 2009
  • Probation/Parole Basic and Intensive Officer – March and May 2004
  • DUI/DWI Detection/Prevention and Community Education – 1987
  • Advanced Traffic Accident and Management – March 1985
  • Traffic Accident Investigation – 1981
  • Military Police School – 1977


Mary J. Flanegan


Mary J. Flanegan is a Criminal Justice professional who has successfully worked with probationers, parolees and state prison inmate in their quests to achieve and maintain lives free of criminal behavior.  Mary also aids military veterans that she encounters in obtaining services through the Veterans Administration to include educational and employability skills.  Mary is a strong believer and advocate of treating all individuals with dignity and respect, regardless of their life circumstances, as everyone deserves a fair shot at being successful in life.

Mary has a well-rounded work history in the various aspects of the Criminal Justice field that enables her to successfully interact with individuals from all walks of life.  Her work experiences in the Criminal Justice field include 15+ years as a Military Policeman in the United States Marine Corps, nine years as an Intensive Probation/Parole gang officer and over six years working as a Case Manager/Counselor in two maximum security state prison systems.

Mary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Equine Management along with a degree in Equestrian Studies from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice with specialties of Legal Aspects and Emergency Management from Saint Leo University in Saint Leo, Florida.  Mary is working to achieve her Doctor of Science, specializing in Homeland Security, from Saint Leo University.  In what little free time Mary has, she enjoys working with the rescue and rehabilitation of abused horses, reading, yardwork and crafting.

35280 Owens Grove Road

Waverly, Virginia 23890

(336) 423 – 9152