parole supervisory caseload | Definition

Doc's CJ Glossary by Adam J. McKee
Course: Community Corrections

A parole supervisory caseload refers to the number of individuals who are assigned to a parole officer for supervision during their period of parole.

The size of a parole supervisory caseload can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific policies and resources of the parole agency.

A smaller caseload generally allows parole officers to provide more individualized attention and support to each parolee. In comparison, a larger caseload can make it more difficult for parole officers to monitor and assist each individual effectively. The size of a parole supervisory caseload is typically determined by a number of factors, including the number of parolees in a given jurisdiction, the resources available to the parole agency, and the level of risk posed by each individual.

Effective management of a parole supervisory caseload is essential to ensuring parolees receive the support and guidance they need to successfully reintegrate into society and reduce the risk of recidivism. This can involve regular meetings with parolees to discuss their progress, monitoring compliance with parole conditions, and working closely with community resources to provide job training, education, and other support services.

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Last Modified: 03/10/2023


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