Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and chief justice of the Commonwealth Supreme Court Alexandro Castro proclaimed on Friday the week of July 23 to July 27 as “Probation and Parole Supervision Week.”
The proclamation is intended to encourage all citizens to honor these community corrections professionals and to recognize their achievements.
The July 15 proclamation notes that these professionals uphold the law with dignity, while recognizing the right of the public to be safeguarded from criminal activity.
It notes that they are trained professionals who supervise adult and juvenile offenders, work in partnership with community agencies and groups, provide services, support, and protection for victims, and that these professionals advocate for community and restorative justice, among others.
“Community corrections professionals are for positive change in their communities,” the proclamation states.