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For Immediate Release

July 21, 2016

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Corrections Commissioner Recognizes New Hampshire Probation/Parole Employees

(Concord, NH) July 17-23, 2016 is National Pre-trial, Probation, and Parole Officers Week. There are 96 employees within the New Hampshire Department of Corrections, Division of Field Services; 65 of them are Probation/Parole Officers assigned to 11 District Offices.

Corrections Commissioner William L. Wrenn said, “The men and women who work as Probation/Parole Officers and the staff in the Division play an important role in the rehabilitation process. Not only do they supervise offenders on a daily basis but they are responsible for assisting the courts and law enforcement agencies in an array of investigations.”

“They have been at the forefront in the fight against the opioid and heroin crisis in New Hampshire by working with the Drug and Mental Health Courts and other community-based programs specific to the county in which they are assigned,” Commissioner Wrenn stated.

“I commend them for their professionalism, their dedication to public safety and their service to the state,” Commissioner Wrenn concluded.

These employees are responsible for the supervision of nearly 7,000 offenders on Probation and Parole. The total number of supervision cases is over 17,000 when including bail supervision, collection-only and other administrative supervision cases.

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