Team

Our executives and management staff are available to consult with government and private organizations on all community-based criminal justice solutions, including AB-109 solutions, electronic monitoring, residential and non-residential programs, and re-entry. We provide expert consultations in California, throughout the United States and internationally. LCA is invested and involved in the organizations that watch, evaluate and track the trends, issues, laws, and successes in this field. We offer a unique perspective, based on over 38 years of criminal justice experience. 

LCA is the team to work with, when you need a greater understanding of:

  • Technology options and capabilities
  • What makes programs more effective and successful
  • How comprehensive case management can ensure program success
  • Financial benefits of utilizing electronic monitoring programs
  • Social impact of electronic monitoring programs
   

LCA Key Personnel

Linda Connelly, President

Ms. Connelly has over 38 years experience in the criminal justice field, including more than 31 years in private corrections at the Director level or above, and seven years in the Federal system, working in a Federal prison and halfway house. Over the past 21 years, Ms. Connelly has developed LCA into one of the most respected electronic monitoring service providers in the country. Linda has long been an advocate for a more effective criminal justice system, which prioritizes public safety by holding people accountable, while providing the needed tools to facilitate long-term behavioral change.

Ms. Connelly is known throughout the domestic and international criminal justice community, and is routinely relied upon for her expertise and leadership in the field, especially as an informed and impartial voice addressing such critical issues as Electronic Monitoring, Community-based programs that reduce recidivism, Re-Entry Services from prison and jails throughout California, and efficient use of criminal justice resources. Linda contributes significant time to state and national criminal justice policy issues. She is currently a key member of the San Francisco Re-entry Council, and a member of the State Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Gender Responsive Strategies Commission.

Ms. Connelly is active in many professional organizations focused on the issues and trends in electronic monitoring, public safety, substance abuse, and behavioral change. She also volunteers her time to numerous criminal justice associations including the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), California Gender Responsive Strategies Commission, and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Technical Working Group for community corrections and the San Francisco Re-entry Council.

Additionally, Ms. Connelly has been promoting structure and standardization of electronic technology for over 20 years. She helped write the electronic monitoring standards for the American Correctional Association, and helped develop the Technology Tools Manual for the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and American Probation and Parole (APPA).

Kent Borowick, COO

Mr. Borowick joined LCA in 2009 and is it’s Chief Operating Officer (COO). Kent is responsible for the overall operations and performance of the company and contract implementation.

Mr. Borowick has significant management experience, specializing in firms experiencing major growth. His criminal justice background includes providing consulting services to a police department in the fields of crime analysis and organizational structure. He has been a police academy instructor in crime analysis and worked with state and national law enforcement agencies and numerous probation and parole departments.

Diane Harrington, Director of Program Services

Ms. Harrington has overall responsibility for ensuring program quality and contract compliance for all Treatment Programs including Adult and Juvenile Day Reporting Centers. Ms. Harrington holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice – correctional administration and has over 30 years of experience in working with the criminal justice population. She has held numerous positions with public entities and private-non-profit providers including the Connecticut Department of Correction Women’s Prison, Town of Old Saybrook Youth Service Bureau and management level positions with Community Solutions, Inc. (CSI) and Youth Continuum. Most recently, as the Senior Area director for CSI, she was responsible for oversight of multiple contracts with the Federal Bureau of Prisons (male and female residential work-release), NJ State Parole (community resource center/day reporting), Connecticut Department of Correction (work release) and the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department (day reporting centers). Ms. Harrington has a rich background in quality assurance initiatives and has been directly involved in achieving American Correctional Association (ACA) accreditation for multiple programs.

Leslie Summers, Director, Community & Government Relations

Ms. Summers joined LCA in 2005 as a monitoring center technician. She held the position of North Bay Community and Government Relations Manager for 7 years, and became the Director, Community & Government Relations in 2012. Leslie spends a lot of time in courtrooms across the state, consulting with Defense Attorneys, DAs, and Judges regarding sentencing options, being an informative court liaison, and educating attorneys and judges on the effective use of electronic monitoring. Summers also works at the State level in developing programs that address the issues of jail overcrowding and realignment due to AB-109 issues. Leslie is a member of the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA) and the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA).

Julio Cazares, Program Director

Mr. Cazares has worked with LCA since 2000 and as a Program Director is responsible for the operation and coordination of the electronic monitoring services for all of LCA’s Northern California’s programs. Julio has been the Northern California Client Services Program Director since 2001. He is very familiar with the operation of the electronic monitoring equipment and case management of clients. In addition to overseeing programs, Cazares is responsible for ensuring accuracy of billing, assisting with writing policies and procedures, hiring staff, monitoring contract compliance, and coordinating operations in the San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Jose, Marin, Sonoma, and Mendocino offices. Julio has volunteered with several community-based programs in Contra Costa County, including a former at-large member of the Contra Costa Juvenile Justice Alternative Programs panel.

Lee Smith, South Bay Manager, Community & Government Relations

Mr. Smith is LCA’s Manager for Community and Government Relations in the South Bay area. After a long career with The Camp Recovery Center and CRC Health Group, Lee brings with him an in-depth experience of more than 25 years in the chemical dependency treatment field, and several years as an EMP Case Manager for Hayden Associates. His specialty is in proficiencies acquired with Radio Frequency (RF), GPS, and Continuous Alcohol Monitoring/ SCRAM technologies. Lee he has been a member of the California Association of Drug Court Professionals (CADCP) and the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA). Lee has served continuously since 2005 as a representative for Supervisor John Leopold on the Santa Cruz County Commission on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ADAC).

Gislena Gonzalez, Program Director/Project Manager

Ms. Gonzalez has been with LCA since 1996. She was promoted to program manager in 2001 for the Electronic Monitoring program with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The program grew to over 400 offenders, and Ms. Gonzalez was responsible for the operation and growth of that program. She is highly familiar with the operation of the Sheriff’s Electronic Monitoring program. Currently, Gislena is the primary liaison with all government agencies, attorneys and clients in Riverside County.

Ms. Gonzalez is fluent in both English and Spanish, and holds a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from the University of Phoenix. Additionally, she attended one year of Law school at California Southern Law School.

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