Probation and Parole

Mission:

To protect the citizens of the Commonwealth and to provide a safe, secure and humane environment for staff and offenders in carrying out the mandates of the legislative and judicial processes; and, to provide opportunities for offenders to acquire skills which facilitate non-criminal behavior.

 Division of Probation and Parole 

Agency Overview

 Our Mission

The mission of the Division of Probation and Parole is to enhance public safety and promote offender reintegration in the community through proactive supervision and referral to community based resources

The Division At A Glance 
As of May 2009, the Division of Probation and Parole’s  429 sworn officers supervised 38,754 offenders. In 2008 the Division completed over 19,000 pre-sentence investigations.  The Division of Probation and Parole also provides services for Community Centers, Halfway House pre-release programs, and jail-based Class D programs.  These programs average over 6,000 offenders per month.

In addition to the supervision of probationers and parolees, Probation and Parole staff provide investigative services to the courts and Parole Board, rehabilitation services to offenders, and assistance in employment and home placement. Various duties include court appearances and testimony, reports to the releasing authorities, home visits, drug and alcohol testing, transportation of prisoners, referral of offenders to appropriate resources, and monitoring payment of fees, restitution and community service work. The Division of Probation and Parole is also responsible for the administration of the Interstate Compact which transfers cases between states, the placement office which assists incarcerated offenders with proper home placements, and the processing of Civil Rights Restoration requests submitted by ex-offenders.

Accreditation 
The Kentucky Division of Probation and Parole was accredited by the American Correctional AssociationExternal Link in January 2007.  The agency plans to continue the tradition of industry "best practices" by seeking reaccreditation through this organization every three years.

Restoration of Civil Rights 

All persons who have been convicted of a felony in any court in this or any other state loses the right to vote and hold public office.  The Governor as outlined by the Kentucky constitution has the authority to restore civil rights to former offenders. In conjunction with the efforts of the Governor to restore civil rights to those who qualify, all Division of Probation and Parole employees will assist any former offender in the completion of their civil rights restoration application.

To be eligible for restoration of civil rights, applicants must have received a Final Discharge from parole or their sentence must have expired, whichever is applicable.

Applicants must not be under felony indictment, must not have pending charges or owe any outstanding fines or restitution.

Click here to view and or print the application [PDF, 76KB].