Thirty-three Probation and Parole Officers Graduate
Officers Contribute Directly to Community Safety
HAMILTON — Today, 33 probation and parole officers graduated from Ontario's Correctional Services Recruitment and Training Centre. These officers help strengthen community safety and improve Ontario's correctional system by managing offenders who are serving their sentences in the community.
"Our probation and parole officers are of the highest calibre, and perform a vital task in our justice system," said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones. "These officers help vulnerable offenders navigate and overcome significant barriers and challenges such as mental health and addiction issues. Their dedication makes our communities safer."
Graduates completed five weeks of extensive training over three semesters that included in-class sessions, e-learning and independent study. Topics covered include assessment and case plans, motivational interviewing, report writing, enforcement and managing specialized cases.
The officers are currently assigned across Ontario: seven are in the Northern region, nine are in the Western region, eight are in Eastern region and nine in the Central region. Each is assigned to an area near their home community to offer a local perspective.