What does the Division of Parole do to protect Public safety?
The mission of the Division of Parole is to 'Promote and enhance public safety and protection through the development and implementation of supervision and treatment plans for offenders returning to the community.'
Public safety and community protection are best ensured when offenders who are returning to the community are aided, assisted and supervised by a professional parole officer. Parole officers work to develop a supervision plan for each releasee. They also assess and evaluate the adequacy of each releasee's community adjustment and intervene when the releasee's behavior threatens that adjustment. The parole officer, in consultation with his or her supervisor, determines when and under what circumstances delinquency action is warranted. The parole officer works to ensure that individuals released from prison by order of the Board of Parole and by statute live and remain at liberty in the community without violating the law.
How Parole works to ensure public safety and protection
Contact: Tom Grant - Division of Parole Office of Public Affairs
Phone: (518) 486-4631
or Fax: (518) 473-6037