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BOPP celebrates 10 years, honors probation/parole officers’ work

 

boppNashville – The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP) celebrates 10 years as a merged probation and parole agency this month.  At the same time, BOPP is joining with other agencies across the country for Probation, Parole and Community Corrections Week to honor the probation and parole officers who supervise offenders.

The Board of Probation and Parole was created by the Legislature in 1999 when the role of the old Board of Paroles was expanded.  Besides managing parole in Tennessee, the new agency was given the additional assignment of monitoring probationers placed on supervision by the courts.  At the end of its first year as a merged agency, BOPP was supervising approximately 42,000 offenders.

Statistics gathered at the end of June 2009 showed BOPP officers now supervise 60,993 offenders, including 11,139 parolees and 49,854 probationers.  Community correction officers in locally run agencies supervise an additional 6,925 offenders placed on alternative sentences by judges. «Read the rest of this article»

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