Administrator of the Year

2020 Administrator of the Year

The Administrator of the Year Award is given annually to the person or persons who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment  to excellence, agency performance, community service and diversity.


Kristoffer Applegate, Associate Director, Correctional Policy, for the Division of Correctional Policy Research and Internal Oversight

He previously worked for CDCR’s Office of Legislation since 2006, including as Assistant Secretary since 2015, Kris has made significant contributions to CDCR policy and legislation.

This includes his work negotiating language for reducing the Department’s use of private contract beds to his successful negotiation of a legislative expansion of services for exonerated people.

Recently, Kris helped lead a workgroup to address issues related to the incarcerated transgender community and to drive culture change within the Department.

We look forward to Kris’ continued contribution in his new role leading the Office of Correctional Policy Research.