Probation & Parole Officer Duties
Probation & Parole Officers encompass community protection, accountability, facilitation of rehabilitation and partnerships to help our clients succeed. Probation & Parole ensures that officers are trained and we continue to look at new resources and education to provide the best service possible.
While public attention often focuses on prisons, the majority of those placed in IDOC custody are supervised in the community and are not incarcerated.
Community supervision and interventions are more cost effective than prison for lower-risk clients. The focus for Probation and Parole is to lower risk through treatment and programming.