To promote citizen involvement within the parole process, Citizens Advisory Committees (CAC) are active in each of the 10 parole districts. Each committee has seven to 15 members, and may include students, retirees, social workers, criminal justice and law enforcement professionals, business people, clergy, advocates, and probation/parole supervision staff.
Each committee meets at least four times a year. The district director serves as an ex-officio member of the committee. Committees provide recommendations, reports, and other input regarding parole policies and issues. Activities include developing:
• Good communications between parole supervision staff and the public
• Employment opportunities for parolees
• Contracts with community service agencies to provide needed services to parolees
A statewide meeting involving key parole leadership is held twice a year. The director of the office of field probation and parole supervision and the director of the office of reentry and quality assurance, and other staff attend. The agenda includes reports on the work of parole staff during the preceding months, reviewing pending legislation, discussing new programs and initiatives, and a sharing of each district committees’ work.
If you are interested in joining of one of the advisory committees or would like to become a citizen volunteer, contact one of the parole district offices.
Parole District Offices
Allentown District Office | 610.791.6157
Altoona District Office | 814.946.7357
Chester District Office | 610.447.3270
Erie District Office | 814.871.4201
Harrisburg District Office | 717.787.2563
Mercer District Office | 724.662.2380
Philadelphia District Office | 215.560.6594
Review the entire list of parole district and sub office address list.