Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week

7/13/2014

WHEREAS, the safety and well-being of the families and communities of the Commonwealth are of the utmost concern and importance to all Virginians; and

WHEREAS, Virginia maintains a system for defendants and offenders to be supervised in their communities while on pretrial supervision, state and local probation as a direct result of a sentence to probation, and after being released from incarceration to a community supervision; and

WHEREAS, state and local probation and pretrial services officers are charged with the duty of helping to preserve the safety of Virginians by maintaining contact with defendants and offenders, supervising their behavior, ensuring their strict adherence to mandated conditions including appearance in court, and ensuring their prompt arrest for non-compliance of probation or pretrial conditions; and

WHEREAS, state and local probation and pretrial services officers play a critical role in the criminal justice system, as they ensure that defendants and offenders become law-abiding citizens by providing them with employment, education, and treatment assistance;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize July 13-19, 2014, as PROBATION, PAROLE, AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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