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RIDOC to Recognize Probation and Parole Community Partners

The Rhode Island Department of Corrections will hold a Probation and Parole Community Partnerships Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011, at the Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex (Kent County Courthouse) 3rd floor assembly room, at 10 a.m. Members of the press are encouraged to attend.

“We are grateful for this opportunity to recognize some of our Probation and Parole partners,” says Corrections Director Ashbel T. Wall. “The Corrections Department could not fulfill its mission of offender rehabilitation and community safety without them.”

Richard DelFino, Administrator of Probation and Parole, will provide an introduction for Director Wall, who will deliver welcoming remarks. Assistant Director of Rehabilitative Services Roberta Richman will preside over the presentation of awards. The awards will be presented by the regional Probation and Parole Supervisors who made the nominations.

Partners to be recognized that day include: Patrolman Thomas Aguiar, East Providence Community Officer, East Providence Police Department Detective Sergeant Scott Amaral, West Warwick Police Department Sergeant Kenneth Bell, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Rhode Island State Police Detective Joel Camara, Warren Police Department Detective Timothy Dandaneau, Violent Fugitive Task Force, Rhode Island State Police Detective Raymond Doran, Pawtucket Police Department MaryAnn Fonseca, Clinical Social Worker, Thundermist Health Center, Woonsocket Detective Lieutenant Eugene Jalette, Woonsocket Police Department Detective Corporal Mark Jones, East Providence Police Department Jackie Kotkin of North Kingstown, former State of Vermont Director of Probation Services Laura Levine, Director of Services, CODAC East Bay, East Providence Officer Stephen Lombardi, Warwick Police Department Mary McGrail, Program Manager of Residential Programs, Tri-Hab/Gateway, Woonsocket Investigator James Mellor, Special Victims Unit, Providence Police Department Detective Ted Michael, Special Victims Unit, Providence Police Department Corporal Patrick Reilly, Violent Fugitive Task Force, Rhode Island State Police Detective Lieutenant Adam Remick, Woonsocket Police Department Lieutenant Paul Saccoccia, Cranston Police Department Detective Sergeant Robert Winsor, Pawtucket Police Department Lieutenant Nicholas Tella, Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Rhode Island State Police Lt. Michael Winquist/Det. Christopher Zarrella, Accepting on behalf of the Rhode Island State Police Intelligence Unit James Winters, Community Police Officer, Newport Police Department Charles (C.J.) Wyant, Senior Inspector, U.S. Marshals Service

Adult Probation and Parole is a community-based program within the RIDOC. It is the mission of Adult Probation and Parole to supervise offenders’ community activities, to expend all efforts to provide offenders with comprehensive services, and to monitor compliance of specially ordered conditions; thereby providing for rehabilitation of the offender, reintegration from the institutions, and protection of the community.

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