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NCJ Number: 222180 Find in a Library
Title: Characteristics of State Parole Supervising Agencies, 2006
Series: BJS Special Reports
Author(s): Thomas P. Bonczar
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: August 2008
Page Count: 12
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Washington, DC 20531
Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Justice Statistics Clearinghouse/NCJRS
P.O. Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: Agency Summary|PDF|Text
Agency Summary: 
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents information for 52 State parole supervising agencies at midyear 2006, including the California Youth Authority and the District of Columbia.
Abstract: This report describes, by State, where these agencies were located in each State’s administrative structure, the number of adult parolees, and probationers, if any, under supervision, and the number of separate offices the parole agency operated. National estimates are presented for the number and type of staff employed by parole supervising agencies and of parole supervision caseloads. Use of drug abuse testing, various treatment programs, and the availability of housing and employment assistance programs are documented. Highlights of the report include the following: (1) five State agencies accounted for about half of the adults under parole supervision on June 30, 2006: departments of corrections in California (125,067 adults on parole); Texas (101,175); and Illinois (33,354); and 2 independent agencies, New York (53, 215) and Pennsylvania (24,956), excluding adults supervised by county parole offices); (2) half of parole supervising agencies had a role in releasing prisoners to parole, setting the conditions of supervision, or conducting revocation hearings; and (3) up to 16 percent of at-risk parolees in some agencies were reincarcerated for a failed drug test.
Main Term(s): Parole statistics
Index Term(s): Drug testing; Employment services; Parole; Probation or parole agencies; Probation or parole services; Probation statistics; State-by-state analyses; Supportive housing
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