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State Of Ohio Adult Prole Authority - Parole Officer Resume Example

Alexa Coleman
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Professional Summary
To obtain my graduate degree in Criminal Behavior from Tiffin University so that I can partake in  a new challenging chapter in my professional and personal life.
Skills
  • Law and Government
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Instructing
Experience
Parole Officer Jun 1994Present State of Ohio Adult Prole Authority Canton, OH SERIES PURPOSE:
The purpose of the parole officer occupation is to prepare information for the courts and parole board and/or oversee and direct activities of offenders to ensure they abide by the law, terms of release and special conditions implemented by the court or the parole board to protect the community.
At the parole officer level, incumbents conduct pre-sentence and/or offender background investigations, prepare comprehensive reports, oversee and direct activities over assigned caseload and/or perform one or more specialized functions (e.g., transportation; substance abuse testing; fugitive apprehension; prepare information and assist in screening cases for the Ohio Parole Board) as determined by agency.
At the senior parole officer level, incumbents provide work direction and training over parole officers and substitute in absence of supervisor in addition to the activities listed above for the parole officer level.
At the supervisory levels, incumbents assist in or develop and implement treatment programs for parolees and/or probationers within assigned district or region.
Glossary of Terms:
Oversee and direct activities include: contacts with offenders and individual/groups in their community (e.g., employers, service providers, law enforcement agencies, halfway houses, crime victims, judges, parole board and family members/co-habitants).
Offenders include: parolees, probationers, post release control, judicial release, compact supervision, community control and other special releases.
Types of investigations include but are not limited to: pre-sentence, post- sentence, offender background, expungement, placement, interstate compact, fugitive, arrest, transfer, violators-at-large and parole board.

CLASS CONCEPT:
The full performance level class works under general supervision & requires considerable knowledge of probation & parole, criminal justice or social or behavioral science, investigative techniques & agency policies & procedures governing investigations, sentencing, offender caseload activities in order to conduct pre-sentence, post-sentence &/or other investigations & write or dictate comprehensive reports, oversee & direct activities over assigned caseload of offenders & perform one or more of following functions: inter-agency liaison &/or trainer in specialized topics &/or work in assigned location with minimal supervision.
JOB DUTIES IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE:
(These duties are illustrative only. Incumbents may perform some or all of these duties or other job-related duties as assigned.)
Conducts pre-sentence, offender background &/or other comprehensive investigations (e.g., interviews offenders, obtains offender information to include court records, social history, arrest reports, mental health &/or substance abuse treatment data, & victim &/or victim's family's statements) & prepares comprehensive reports, prepares information as needed for parole board hearings, screens offenders for purposes of release decisions & supervision classifications, oversees & directs assigned caseload activities of offenders to include employment & vocational opportunities, referrals to community service agencies (e.g., mental health treatment, substance abuse counseling, domestic violence counseling, sex offender treatment & vocational/employment training), maintains contact &/or conducts interviews with offender's families, friends & employers to ensure offenders abide by law, terms of release & special conditions/sanctions imposed by court or parole board, develops plans for rehabilitation within community or institution in accordance with correctional recommendations & principles, & performs one or more of following tasks depending upon work assignment & location: develops, maintains & improves working relationships with halfway houses, community correction agencies, other community agencies, & prisons, &/or acts as trainer in specialized topics (e.g., weapons; unarmed self-defense; interpersonal communications), &/or works with minimal supervision in assigned location which may be substantially distant from headquarters.
Issues arrest, hold & release orders to law enforcement agencies; conducts surveillance & pursues violators-at-large; arrests violators & restrains offenders as needed; conducts search & seizure for contraband; photographs offenders, crime victims &/or evidence; performs alcohol & drug testing by observing, collecting & transporting urine samples, & operating breathalyzer instruments; prepares, presents &/or testifies at hearings; operates state/ personal vehicle to transport violators or witnesses within or out of state; prepares court documents for filing.
Provides work direction & training to other parole officers &/or clerical staff as necessary; operates personal computer in order to input &/or verify information about offenders; maintains offender files & investigation reports; enforces court orders pertaining to child support &/or crime victim restitution, court costs, fines, fees, &/or other financial sanctions of offenders.
Attends staff meetings, conferences & training sessions; communicates & develops supervision plans with supervisor, program staff & community agencies; develops & maintains public relations with community agencies & citizens groups through speaking engagements & membership on community councils & committees; responds to inquiries about offenders; complies with all department of rehabilitation & correction's division policies & administrative regulations.
MAJOR WORKER CHARACTERISTICS:
Knowledge of probation & parole; social or behavioral science or criminal justice; investigative techniques; public relations; agency policies & procedures regarding caseload activities*; interviewing. Skill in operation of personal computer*; alcohol breath analysis instrument, camera, firearms*; unarmed self-defense*; pepper spray*; handcuffs &/or other restraints & other safety equipment*. Ability to apply principles to solve practical problems & deal with variety of variables in somewhat unfamiliar context; interview offenders & determine work best suited to them; gather, collate & classify information about people, data & things; prepare & maintain accurate records & reports; cooperate with co-workers on group projects; handle sensitive interpersonal relationships; deal with uncooperative/hostile offenders, family & friends; direct work & train other employees; delivery presentations.
Probation Officer Jun 1992Jun 1994 Stark County Adult Probation Department Canton, OH
  • Interview probationers and parolees regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans.
  • Recommend remedial action or initiate court action in response to noncompliance with terms of probation or parole.
  • Administer drug and alcohol tests, including random drug screens of offenders, to verify compliance with substance abuse treatment programs.
  • Prepare and maintain case folder for each assigned inmate or offender.
  • Discuss with offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played roles in their criminal behavior.
  • Investigate alleged parole violations, using interviews, surveillance, and search and seizure.
  • Conduct prehearing and presentencing investigations and testify in court regarding offenders' backgrounds and recommended sentences and sentencing conditions.
  • Inform offenders or inmates of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
  • Write reports describing offenders' progress.
  • Arrange for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services according to individual needs or court orders.
  • Supervise people on community-based sentences, such as electronically monitored home detention, and provide field supervision of probationers by conducting curfew checks or visits to home, work, or school.
  • Develop liaisons and networks with other parole officers, community agencies, correctional institutions, psychiatric facilities, and aftercare agencies to plan for helping offenders with life adjustments.
  • Recommend appropriate penitentiary for initial placement of an offender.
  • Arrange for postrelease services, such as employment, housing, counseling, education, and social activities.
  • Gather information about offenders' backgrounds by talking to offenders, their families and friends, and other people who have relevant information.
  • Develop rehabilitation programs for assigned offenders or inmates, establishing rules of conduct, goals, and objectives.
  • Participate in decisions about whether cases should go before courts and which court should hear them.
  • Identify and approve work placements for offenders with community service sentences.
  • Develop and prepare packets containing information about social service agencies, assistance organizations, and programs that might be useful for inmates or offenders.
caseworker/ intake coordinator Jan 1990Jun 1992 Community Treatment and Correction Center Canton, OH
  • Interview probationers and parolees regularly to evaluate their progress in accomplishing goals and maintaining the terms specified in their probation contracts and rehabilitation plans.
  • Administer drug and alcohol tests, including random drug screens of offenders, to verify compliance with substance abuse treatment programs.
  • Prepare and maintain case folder for each assigned inmate or offender.
  • Discuss with offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played roles in their criminal behavior.
  • Inform offenders or inmates of requirements of conditional release, such as office visits, restitution payments, or educational and employment stipulations.
  • Arrange for medical, mental health, or substance abuse treatment services according to individual needs or court orders.
  • Write reports describing offenders' progress.
  • Develop liaisons and networks with other parole officers, community agencies, correctional institutions, psychiatric facilities, and aftercare agencies to plan for helping offenders with life adjustments.
  • Arrange for postrelease services, such as employment, housing, counseling, education, and social activities.
  • Develop rehabilitation programs for assigned offenders or inmates, establishing rules of conduct, goals, and objectives.
  • Develop and prepare packets containing information about social service agencies, assistance organizations, and programs that might be useful for inmates or offenders.
Education
Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice Adminstration and Management Aug 2014 Tiffin University Tiffin, OH For the past two years, I have met the requirements for Tiffin's University's Dean List.
I completed thirteen hours of my service learning through the North Canton YMCA assisting with the Kids and Adult Triathlon. I volunteered to speak with the Washington D.C. school accreditation investigator.
Assistant Attorney/ Paralegal Jun 1988 Woodbury College Montpelier, VT In 1988, I graduated from Woodbury College in Vermont with a certificate in assist attorney / paralegal degree. I completed my internship at the State of Vermont Juvenile Defender's Office.
Criminal Justice Jan 0001 Kent State University North Canton, OH I enrolled at Kent State University criminal justice major in 1981 and 1992
Criminal Justice Jan 0001 Akron University Akron, OH
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Previous Companies:

  • State of Ohio Adult Prole Authority
  • Stark County Adult Probation Department
  • Community Treatment and Correction Center

Previous Job Positions:

  • Parole Officer
  • Probation Officer
  • caseworker
  • intake coordinator

Schools:

  • Tiffin University
  • Woodbury College
  • Kent State University
  • Akron University

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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