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Northern Region

District 18

​​District Supervisor - Amber Ryan

Ryan began her career in the criminal justice field in 2007, working as a deputy court clerk in Jefferson County Circuit Court. In 2008, she was hired as a probation and parole officer in District 18 where she supervised a felony caseload. She also served as a PORTAL facilitator and was selected to participate in the LS/CMI risk assessment pilot program. In 2014, Ryan was chosen to be a member of the initial class of field training officers in the Division of Probation and Parole. In 2015, she served as a member of the American Correctional Association (ACA) compliance team. 

In 2016, Ryan was promoted to assistant supervisor in District 18. In this role, Ryan served as a PREA investigator and as a member of the division's New Initiative and Sanctions Committee. Additionally, Ryan served as a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Jefferson Community and Technical College. In 2022, Ryan developed and implemented District 18's truth-in-sentencing assignment plan to ensure coverage while protecting staff morale.

A 2006 graduate of the University of Louisville, Ryan earned a bachelor's degree in administration of justice with a minor in sociology. She received a DOC Achievement Award in 2010.




Amber Ryan, Supervisor
Jason Hebel, Asst. Supervisor​​
Matthew Hayes, Asst. Supervisor
Natalie Popham, Asst. Supervisor​

5001 Stephens Drive
Louisville, KY 40258
Phone: (502) 933-1719
Fax: (502) 933-7490

District 18 covers the following county:

Jefferson (South West)