Governor Ducey has proclaimed July 17 – 23 as “Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week” in Arizona. I am proud to join him in recognizing the Community Corrections personnel who oversee the activities of the more than 5,500 adult offenders every day throughout the state.
Our Community Corrections professionals help offenders make the difficult transition from incarceration back into the community through patient guidance, supervision, utilization of evidence based practices, and delivery of programming and services during the reentry process.
Successful inmate reentry is a critical and growing mission of the Arizona Department of Corrections, and our CCO’s are instrumental in our efforts.
That’s evidenced this week with the commencement of operations at the new Maricopa Reentry Center. There, just as at the Pima Reentry Center (formerly known as the Southern Region Community Corrections Center), the focus is to help in the transition process through programming, job skills, treatment, and, when warranted, issuing technical violation sanctions instead of returning an offender to prison – keeping them on a path toward successful reentry.
All of this requires the active efforts of our dedicated Community Corrections team.
I often say how truly honored I am to work alongside some of the best corrections professionals in the nation. That includes our outstanding employees in Community Corrections who contribute daily to help this agency make communities in Arizona safer for everyone.
Charles L. Ryan
(Pictured Above: ADC Director Charles L. Ryan and Governor Doug Ducey Assembled to Proclaim Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week in Arizona)