The mission of the Division of Probation and Parole is the enhance public safety and promote offender reintegration in the community through proactive supervision and referral to community based resources.
Division at a Glance
As of December 2014, the Division of Probation and Parole's 631 sworn officers supervised 46,349 offenders. In 2014, the Division completed over 25,000 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 for over 9,000 offenders.
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.
The Kentucky Division of Probation and Parole received accreditation by the American Correctional Association in January 2007. The agency plans to continue the tradition of industry 'best practices' by seeking reaccreditation through this organization every three years.