Administrative Functions

The Post Release Supervision and Parole Commission consists of four members who are appointed by the governor. One of the members is designated by the governor to serve as chair. The Commissioners are responsible for making all discretionary release decisions and establishing the conditions of supervision. In addition, their responsibilities include all parole/post release supervision revocation matters, the modification of parole/post release supervision agreements and terms, and conducting meetings with crime victims, family members, and interested parties who wish to provide information to the Commission for parole/post release supervision purposes.

The Parole Commission staff consists of corrections professionals including a psychologist, a DWI coordinator, senior parole case analysts, parole case analysts and clerical support staff.

The psychologist conducts psychological evaluations on any offender referred by the Commission in addition to conducting case consultations with mental health professionals on maters such as medical releases, mental health disorders, offender needs.

The DWI coordinator identifies and refers appropriate DWI offenders with substance abuse problems to the Commission for placement in the DART/Cherry Residential Program.

The parole case analysts determine and calculate parole/post release eligibility, schedule and conduct parole/post release reviews, analyze and assess each case eligible for supervision, and correspond and meet with interested parties.

The senior parole case analysts supervise the analytical and support staffs and handle special types of programs such as MAPP (Mutual Agreement Parole Program), the jail release program, and parole/post release revocation reviews.

The support staff perform all clerical/administrative tasks for the Commission inclusive of typing dictation, processing paperwork associated with parole/post release decisions, scheduling general public and victim meetings with the Commission, purchasing functions, computer support functions, personnel and training technician functions, and telephone support functions.