California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) reported the passing of retired Correctional Counselor David Patterson Patterson on Jan. 13, 2017.

Mr. Patterson started his career on Sept. 2, 1979, at Lanterman Developmental Center, as a Student Assistant. On Jan. 14, 1980, he promoted to Psych Tech Trainee.

On Jan. 9, 1986, he promoted to Youth Correctional Officer at the Fred C. Nelles Youth Correctional Facility. On Aug. 2, 1988, he promoted to Youth Correctional Counselor, and on April 15, 2001, to Senior Youth Correctional Counselor.

On June 15, 2004, he transferred to the Youth Training Facility. On Jan. 1, 2007, he promoted to Treatment Team Supervisor at the Southern Youth Correctional Reception Center and Clinic.  On Dec. 31, 2011, he transferred to CRC as a Correctional Counselor II Specialist and remained until his retirement from state service on Dec. 31, 2012.