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Division of Parole & Probation

Supervised individuals on mandatory release, parole and/or probation, living in our neighborhoods and working in our local businesses, require supervision and guidance to keep focused on the ultimate goal of overcoming the "revolving door" of the criminal justice system. The community supervision portion of DPSCS Operations ensures individuals are meeting this goal and upholding individual requirements set forth by courts and the Parole Commission.

In addition to supervising parolees, probationers and those on mandatory release from correctional facilities, community supervision staff also conduct pre-sentence, post sentence, special court, pre parole, executive clemency investigations and supervise individuals who've been court-ordered into the Drinking Driver Monitor Program. A Community Supervision Enforcement Program monitors offenders on home detention and operates the Warrant Apprehension Unit to bring in offenders who have violated the terms of their supervision.

Working closely with local law enforcement through a Violence Prevention Initiative, the Division continues to focus on individuals who have been identified as high risk individuals under supervision to enhance community safety. Watch Centers in Baltimore City and County and Prince George's County, Wicomico and the rest of the state, further strengthen the relationship between parole and probation agents and law enforcement. Agents share intelligence, crime reports and monitor criminal activities in an effort to swiftly remove repeat and violent individuals from our communities.