Falcon
leadership

BERNIE WARNER

Bernie Warner joined Falcon, Inc. after over 40 years of correctional healthcare leadership. Bernie served five years as the Senior Vice President of Corrections for Management and Training Corporation (MTC). Prior to that, he led the Washington State Department of Corrections as director of prisons after managing historic reforms as Chief Deputy Secretary for the Division of Juvenile Justice (DJJ). In this role, he was responsible for the state’s 14 adult correctional facilities that house over 16,000 offenders. Bernie has successfully led large, complex divisions in Washington and across the country and builds on traditions of operating safe, humane, and progressive prisons. During the 1990s, Mr. Warner played a crucial role in the prison expansion in Washington. He also advised the Governor’s Office on criminal justice and substance abuse issues. Since 2000, he has held high-ranking positions at state corrections agencies in Arizona, Florida, and California. Bernie led the DJJ through the implementation of six remedial settlement plans agreed to in the Farrell litigation, which has improved every aspect of the Division’s operations, including health care, safety, and security, accommodations for youth with disabilities, and educational achievement. In addition, improvements were implemented to ensure rehabilitative programming for all youth, including mental health and sex behavior treatment. Warner, who has worked in both juvenile and adult corrections for 30 years, was recently honored as “Administrator of the Year” by the nation-wide Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, which he serves as past president. Mr. Warner is highly respected in the industry for his leadership in implementing system changes that emphasize assessment and interventions centered on evidence-based practices.