Item Coversheet

Board Action Request

Item Description:
Recognize Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Appreciation Week

WHEREAS, National Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision week is observed annually during July; and


WHEREAS, people across the United States and Canada joined together to recognize the work that probation, parole and community supervision professionals do for our public safety; and


WHEREAS, this year, a special emphasis was placed on pretrial, probation and parole supervision’s ability to minimize incarceration while supporting re-entry of those who are supervised in the community; and


WHEREAS, in the United States, there are more than five million adults on community supervision and most of these individuals are monitored by pretrial, probation and parole officers. Monitoring may take the form of home contacts, drug testing, ensuring offenders attend counseling sessions and helping offenders find suitable housing and employment, and


WHEREAS, the dedicated employees and volunteers associated with Hennepin County Adult Field Services and Juvenile Probation made important contributions to public safety and supervised approximately 23 percent of all Minnesotans under supervision; and


WHEREAS, Hennepin County’s Adult Field Services and Juvenile Probation divisions supervises more than 24,000 clients a year. The dedicated probation officers continue to offer high quality supervision that reduces the likelihood of recidivism and work to improve lives across Hennepin County.


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners hereby recognizes Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Appreciation Week in Hennepin County.

Recommendation from County Administrator: Recommend Approval