Supervision Fees Help Offset Operational Costs, Reduce Taxpayers' Burden
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chairman of the Board of Probation and Parole Michael C. Potteiger today announced that parolees may now pay their monthly supervision fee online via the state judiciary's website.
"We are pleased to partner with the courts to provide easy access for parolees to pay their state supervision fee through the courts' online payment feature, known as 'PAePay,'" said Potteiger. "This is another example, under Governor Corbett's leadership, of how state agencies are using technology for the benefit of the taxpayers."
The monthly supervision fee helps to cover the operational expenses related to a parole agent's duties, such as equipment, office space and vehicles, and it reduces the burden on taxpayers.
"It is important that we hold offenders accountable to meet their financial obligations, and this system provides another option to do so," Potteiger said.
The Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts began PAePay in 2010 and since then it has increasingly become a popular method of payment for defendants who annually pay more than $460 million in court-ordered fines, fees, costs and restitution. Through an agreement with the AOPC, the board will provide files with updated financial obligation information to AOPC on a daily basis, and the board will be responsible for responding to all customer service issues and inquiries.
Parolees may use the web-based system to check their current balance and to make a payment using a search by their parole number or name. If they have questions about what they owe, they should contact their parole agent.
Payments may be made using a Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit or debit card, or by ATM card only. A fee of $2.75 is charged per transaction.
For more information about PAePay, visit http://ujsportal.pacourts.us/.
For more information about the Parole Board, visit www.pbpp.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Sherry Tate, 717-231-4411
SOURCE Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole