Division of Adult Parole Operations
The Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) is committed to the safety of the community, staff, and those in its care. Given the increased risk associated with the use of mass/public transportation and those under parole supervision deemed a high-risk population (older adults and those with known serious chronic medical conditions), DAPO will make some operational changes to support both staff and the individuals under their care and supervision.
In efforts to minimize potential impact from COVID-19, the following steps will be taken immediately:
- All scheduled in-person parole office visits are suspended, except when statutorily required, for critical needs, or in emergencies.
- Routinely scheduled, non-essential office visits shall be avoided at this time.
- Parolees should contact their parole agent by phone for guidance on whether to come in.
- Interstate transfers, travel or returns into or out of the state will be suspended for the next 30 days.
- Work-related travel for staff that uses commercial transportation (i.e. air, train, etc.) will be limited to essential travel for operational needs and must be approved by the staff member’s hiring authority.
- In-person training may be postponed to a later date, modified, or waived as deemed appropriate to assist with complying with guidance to limit large groups and social distancing.
- People on parole should speak with their parole agent regarding employment and travel passes. Parolees who work for businesses that remain open and are considered “essential” may still go to work. Travel passes are reviewed on an individual basis.
At this time all parolees’ conditions of parole remain in place, with the exception of the items listed above. DAPO administrators and supervisors will assess all measures being implemented and adjust, modify, or waive required specifications as appropriate. Any questions parolees may have related to COVID-19 prevention efforts should be directed to their Parole Agent.
CDCR will continue to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and California Department of Public Health guidelines for responding to COVID-19. CDCR will maintain cooperation and communication with local and state health departments. DAPO staff are encouraged to communicate with their chain of command for questions or concerns.