July 16, 2018
Governor Rick Scott Proclaims July 15 – 21 as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Governor Rick Scott proclaimed July 15 – 21, 2018, as Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. This week recognizes the importance of the Department’s Office of Community Corrections.
Secretary Julie Jones said, “Our probation officers and community corrections staff work tirelessly to ensure public safety and often go unnoticed for their instrumental role in helping offenders succeed. I am pleased to have this week as an opportunity to recognize their achievements and dedication to the supervision of more than 166,000 offenders across Florida.”
The national theme for the week is “Clients, Employees, and Communities – Power through Partnerships.” Working together with community partners such as local law enforcement, victim services, treatment providers and local employers allows the Department to maximize tools for offenders to have the greatest chance at success.
Community corrections staff work day and night to ensure those placed under supervision remain in compliance with court-ordered conditions and program guidelines. Their ability to build lasting relationships with community partners exemplifies their professionalism and commitment to the communities they serve.
For further insight into the career of a probation officer, watch our new FDC Community Corrections video.
For more information regarding the Department’s Office of Community Corrections, please visit our Community Corrections webpage.
As Florida's largest state agency, the Department of Corrections employs 24,000 members statewide, incarcerates approximately 96,000 inmates and supervises nearly 166,000 offenders in the community.