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.
Statewide Probation & Parole Phone List
Division at a Glance
As of December 2018, the Division of Probation and Parole's 716 sworn officers supervised 50,066 offenders. In 2018, the Division completed over 30,000 pre-sentence investigations. The Division also provides services to over 11,244 jail based inmates, including Class D programs and community custody residential centers. Additionally, at the end of 2018, the Division provided supervision services to approximately 1,747 offenders in 23 Reentry Service Centers.
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. The Division was most recently accredited on January 14, 2019.