News Release

America Celebrates Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week
For Immediate Release: 04/04/2006

Each July, communities across the United States honor the work done by probation, parole and community supervision professionals. This year's celebration is scheduled for July 16-22. Our theme for 2006 is: Safety.Solutions.Service

Community Safety:
...time and again, one of the most important roles noted by both the public and those who work in community supervision is public safety. By monitoring offenders, making sure they meet the conditions of their supervision and notifying others if an offender is judged to be a danger to him/herself or others, probation, parole and community supervision professionals help keep all of us safer than we would be without their work.

Community Solutions:
...offenders may suffer from a myriad of problems that hinder them from leading law-abiding lives. Probation, parole and community supervision officers literally find solutions to many of these problems. Helping an offender locate employment, drug or alcohol treatment, suitable housing or psychological counseling are just a few examples of how community supervision takes an active role in providing solutions for both the offender and the community.

Community Service:
...not only do probation, parole and community supervision officers serve others through their profession, but they are also some of the most actively involved individuals in their communities. They work with and volunteer countless hours to victims groups, local charities, faith groups, youth associations and literacy programs because they see the great impact such work can make on the lives of those under supervision.

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) provides a resource kit each year with ideas and products to celebrate the Week.

For more information or questions, contact Diane Kincaid, APPA Public Relations Coordinator, at (859) 244-8196 or dkincaid@csg.org.