The Rhode Island Department of Corrections’ Adult Probation and Parole Office in Pawtucket has invited area service providers and partners in the community to an Open House on Thursday, August 14th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The informal gathering will include a tour of the facilities and an opportunity to meet the staff, which includes 13 Probation Officers and Parole Officers. Of those, one is assigned to the Safe Streets program, two have sex offender caseloads, and two have domestic violence caseloads. The remainder includes two Parole Officers, one Supervisor, and several who have generic caseloads.
As part of the RIDOC’s prisoner reentry efforts, a Pawtucket Reentry Council, made up of close to 40 representatives from the RIDOC’s Community Corrections staff, law enforcement, community agencies, local clergy, service providers, and politicians has been meeting for the past six months or so. Members of the council have also been invited to the Open House.
Staff will present a brief overview of Probation and Parole at noon, followed by brief remarks from Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services Roberta Richman.
As of June 20, 2008, there were over 27,474 men and women under RIDOC supervision on Probation and Parole. Pawtucket has the second highest concentration of probationers and parolees (after Providence) with 2,130. This represents 3.9% of Pawtucket’s population, or 1 in 26 adults, 1 in 15 males, and 1 in 7 males aged 25 to 29. Over 1,000 of the 2,130 are under active supervision.
Members of the press who wish to attend are welcome to do so and should first contact Tracey Z. Poole, Chief of Information and P.R., at 462-2609.