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Apr 18, 2017, 09:52 ET PA State Parole Agent Testing Period Now Open

Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Chairman Leo Dunn today announced that the State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) has opened the testing...


Jun 01, 2016, 11:54 ET PA Board of Probation and Parole Launches Facebook and Twitter

The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole today announced the official launch of its social media presence on Facebook and Twitter as an...


Mar 16, 2016, 15:08 ET New Chairman Appointed to PA Board of Probation and Parole

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the appointment of Leo L. Dunn as chairman of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole. Dunn has served as...


Dec 10, 2015, 16:07 ET Two New State Parole Board Members Approved by State Senate

 The Pennsylvania State Senate confirmed Judge Lydia Y. Kirkland of Philadelphia County and Leo L. Dunn, Esquire, of Dauphin County as Board...


Jul 14, 2014, 16:52 ET Governor Corbett Proclaims 'Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Officers Week' in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed July 13-19 as "Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Officers Week" in Pennsylvania. "As a former...


Oct 31, 2013, 15:00 ET Parole Board Begins Using GPS Technology to Monitor Offenders, Continues Efforts to Increase Public Safety and Modify Offender Behavior

Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Chairman Michael C. Potteiger today announced that the Board is now using global positioning system, or...


Oct 09, 2013, 14:56 ET Parolees May Now Pay Supervision Fees Online Through PAePay

Supervision Fees Help Offset Operational Costs, Reduce Taxpayers' Burden Chairman of the Board of Probation and Parole Michael C. Potteiger...


Jun 10, 2013, 11:28 ET Pennsylvania Parole Board Announces Training Program to Change Offender Behavior

Chairman of the Board of Probation and Parole Michael C. Potteiger today announced the beginning of a week-long national training program for...


May 17, 2013, 15:59 ET PA Citizens Advisory Committee and HACC to Host Harrisburg Job Fair

 Individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or who have a criminal history that makes it difficult to find and retain employment, are...


May 08, 2013, 14:29 ET Parole Board Begins Pilot Program to Remotely Monitor Sex Offender's Computer Use

 Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Chairman Michael C. Potteiger today announced a pilot program with Securus software to monitor...


May 01, 2013, 11:47 ET PA Citizens Advisory Committee and HACC to Host York County Career Fair

Individuals who are unemployed, or who may have a criminal history  making it difficult to find and retain employment, are invited to attend...


Feb 04, 2013, 15:04 ET Pennsylvania State and Local Agencies Partner to Help Offenders Beat Drug and Alcohol Addictions, Succeed in Society

Reentry Program Uses Key Principles, Effective Drug Courts  State and local officials today announced a partnership that will help...


Nov 30, 2012, 13:59 ET Chairman Potteiger Releases Statement on Internal Investigation into Philadelphia Shooting, Initiates Changes to Agency Procedures

An internal investigation into the state's supervision of Rafael Jones, who was on special probation when he allegedly shot and killed Philadelphia...


Jul 10, 2012, 12:49 ET Governor Corbett Proclaims 'Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week' in Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed July 15-21 as "Probation, Parole and Community Supervision Week," according to the Pennsylvania Board of...


Feb 07, 2012, 12:25 ET Pennsylvania Investments in Parole are Leading to Lower Recidivism, Reduced Victimization

 Governor Tom Corbett's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012-13 includes increased funding for the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole...


Sep 22, 2010, 11:33 ET PA Probation and Parole Board Selected as Model to Help Other States Improve Practices

Pennsylvania is one of four states that will serve as a national model for improving parolee release and supervision practices, Board of Probation...


Jun 15, 2009, 14:35 ET Probation and Parole Board Helps Bring in Five Absconders Through U.S. Marshals' Safe Surrender Program

The deputy executive director of the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, John Tuttle, announced today that five parolees who had gone...


Mar 14, 2008, 01:00 ET PA Probation and Parole Basic Training Academy Recognizes 100th Graduating Class

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- They perform their duties armed with just four things: a cell phone, a vehicle, a firearm,...


Jan 15, 2008, 00:00 ET For the Second Time, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Receives Perfect Score from National Rating Agency

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the second time, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole has met all of the...


Jul 06, 2007, 01:00 ET Parole Agents Will Continue to Protect the Safety of the Public During Budget Impasse

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Edward G. Rendell is working to adopt a budget that requires no broad based tax...


Feb 16, 2007, 00:00 ET New Newsletter Offers Critical Information For Crime Victims, Advocates

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania crime victims and their advocates now can rely on The Advocate, the new,...


Sep 05, 2006, 01:00 ET Parole Board Imposes New Fee For Offenders Seeking Interstate Transfers

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Board of Probation and Parole Chairman Catherine C. McVey today announced the implementation of an...


Dec 09, 2005, 00:00 ET ATF Trains State Parole Agents and Local Law Enforcement on Identifying Hazards Associated With Meth Labs

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Chairman Catherine C. McVey announced today that the Bureau...


Aug 29, 2005, 01:00 ET PA Board of Probation and Parole and U.S. Marshals Service Sweep Apprehends Absconders

ERIE, Pa., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent joint sweep by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole (PBPP), the Erie offices of the U.S....


Jan 12, 2005, 00:00 ET Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole Receives Perfect Score From National Rating Agency

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole today announced that it has met or exceeded all of the...