Shila Ann Salem, MA, CCJAP

Florida Department of Corrections

Bureau Chief, Inmate Transition


Shila Ann Salem began her corrections career in 1994 as a Correctional Officer with the North Carolina Department of Corrections. In 1995, she was promoted to Correctional Program Assistant/Case Manager.  Mrs. Salem’s career with the Florida Department of Corrections began in 1998 at Liberty Correctional Institution as a contracted substance abuse counselor. Throughout her tenure with the Department, Mrs. Salem has been afforded the opportunity to work in a variety of rewarding positions within several different divisions and bureaus, all the while gaining experience and increased responsibility; in Community Corrections as a Probation Officer, in the Bureau of Inmate Grievances as an Administrator, and as an Assistant Chief in the Bureau of Substance Abuse Programs.


Presently, Mrs. Salem is the Bureau Chief of Inmate Transition.  The Bureau is responsible for the Department of Corrections’ transition programs, including community work release.  These programs assist in providing inmates and offenders with comprehensive programs and services that will aid in their successful transition into the community.


Mrs. Salem holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Fayetteville State University in 1994 and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University in 1996.  Mrs. Salem is credentialed by the Florida Certification Board as a Certified Criminal Justice Addictions Professional. She is an honest, diligent, and ambitious individual.  She is a team player who welcomes new challenges, embraces change and uses a “think outside of the box” approach in fulfilling of her duties.    Mrs. Salem’s work ethic is a testament to her drive and strong desire for promoting positive change. Her effective leadership abilities can be attributed to her 16 years of work experience in the corrections field in both the institutional and community correctional settings.



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