Community Supervision Organizational Chart Changes
SEPARATION OF PROBATION AND PAROLE CASELOADS
NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Department of Correction mission is to operate safe and secure prisons and provide effective community supervision in order to enhance public safety. A critical part of fulfilling that mission is to take a critical look at our processes and determine areas for improvement in effectiveness and efficiency. Over the past few months, the Community Supervision Division of this Department examined our practices to determine the best approach to provide targeted oversight for each type of supervision. We determined the best approach would be to separate probation and parole supervision within a single TDOC Community Supervision Organizational Chart.
This change in structure will ensure standardization of practices, policies, and communication. Many officers will have either a parole, a probation, or a specialized caseloads. This will further ensure that our supervision practices are efficient, effective and evidence-based.
Letters were mailed to the offenders to alert them of the change. Offenders are encouraged to contact their PPO if they need transportation to any mandated program or class. TDOC is committed to helping offenders on supervision remain successful by eliminating barriers to success. Transportation to mandated classes has always been an available service and will continue to be an option should an offender need it.