July 20, 2023

Franklin County Recognizes Corrections Professionals For Serving Communities

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week 2023

Staff from the Franklin County Adult Probation/Parole Department joined Franklin County Commissioners for a proclamation presentation declaring July 16-22, 2023, to be Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week in Franklin County during the commissioners’ July 19 public board meeting.


CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. – The Franklin County Commissioners have proclaimed July 16-22, 2023, to be Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week. In doing so, the commissioners are drawing attention to the important role these men and women play in protecting Franklin County communities through their support of those reentering society following incarceration.


Pretrial, probation and parole officers are an essential component of the Pennsylvania justice system. As correctional professionals, they work hand in hand with local law enforcement, treatment providers, social service organizations and other agencies to provide appropriate advocacy and resources to assist reentrants in successfully reintegrating into society to live safe, healthy and productive lives. Their proven practices and effective supervision also safeguard the public from criminal activity while working to serve, support and protect victims.


“Pretrial, probation and parole officers are on the frontline when it comes to reducing recidivism and preventing future crime in our communities,” said Franklin County Commissioner Chairman Dave Keller. “Because of their dedication and professionalism, reentrants have a second chance to become productive members of society, and our residents can be assured that these officers are committed to achieving safer communities across Franklin County.”


Once an individual is sentenced by a judge, it is our probation and parole officers who ensure the individual complies with the court’s order with the two-fold process of keeping our community safe while supporting the individual on their path to a law-abiding life,” said President Judge Shawn Meyers. “The importance of their work on behalf of the court cannot be overstated. Please join me and all our judges in thanking them this week for their efforts.”


By recognizing Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week in Franklin County, the commissioners are encouraging residents to show their respect and gratitude to these corrections professionals for the roles they play in the criminal justice system and for all they do to keep Franklin County neighborhoods safe places to live, work and play.


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