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Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week

07/18/2021

WHEREAS, pretrial services, probation, and parole agencies play a crucial role in the public safety system; and

WHEREAS, pretrial services, probation, and parole agencies officers are highly-trained public servants who provide thoughtful and appropriate supervision to defendants and returning residents; and

WHEREAS, pretrial services, probation, and parole officers work diligently with a broad coalition of stakeholders at all levels to promote successful re-entry; and

WHEREAS, pretrial services, probation, and parole agencies utilize evidence-based practices resulting in an increase in court appearance rates and reduced recidivism rate, ultimately enhancing public safety; and

WHEREAS, pretrial services, probation, and parole officers facilitate positive change and outcomes for defendants and returning residents through advocacy and connection to the necessary resources they need to become productive community members;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ralph S. Northam, do hereby recognize July 18-24, 2021, as PRETRIAL, PROBATION, AND PAROLE SUPERVISION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.