Lenard Vare is an experienced corrections executive with direct experience in inmate management and correctional operations in both jails and prisons in California and Nevada. He served as a prison Warden with the State of Nevada for four years managing various types of prisons and correctional facilities. Following nearly 18 years of working in state prisons, he served as the Director and jail administrator of the Napa County Jail system in California for 10 years before retiring from public service in 2018.
Lenard's expertise is in inmate classification, security audits, policy development, program design, high-risk inmate transportation, organizational development, and training law enforcement and correctional personnel in topics related to inmate management, correctional practices, and preventing in-custody suicides. He has served as a criminal investigator and hostage/crisis negotiator, supervised fugitive recovery teams, conducted internal affairs investigations, and operated community-based correctional facilities, and medium and maximum custody correctional institutions.
Lenard has also served as a criminal justice faculty teaching courses at the undergraduate level at local colleges. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice administration and a master's degree in justice management.
Following his career in corrections, Lenard served as an investigator for California State University, Sacramento conducting workplace investigations, sexual assault, and sexual harassment investigations. He then worked as the Chief Operating Officer over an international electronic monitoring company that also provided treatment and day reporting centers to criminal justice agencies.
Lenard has been providing services as a prison and jail consultant across the United States and has provided services in over 25 states on topics related to litigation in corrections facilities, training corrections & probation agencies, conducting death investigations, etc. He has been retained on over 60 lawsuits in the past few years and has represented numerous plaintiffs, sheriff's agencies, and state departments of corrections.