DAPO staff foster trust, create hope
The week of July 17-23 is recognized as Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week (PPPS Week).
It’s an important opportunity to acknowledge the courage and heroism it takes to live life as a parole agent. I thank all CDCR Division of Adult Parole Operation (DAPO) staff who show an unyielding daily commitment to professionalism, integrity, and strength. Especially in the face of a difficult and often dangerous work environment.
PPPS Week recognizes the incredible work done by community corrections professionals to foster trust and create hope while keeping our communities safe. It’s a time for us to celebrate the efforts of over 100,000 community corrections professionals across the country who supervise close to 6.4 million individuals.
Meeting people where they are, offering what they need
DAPO helps drive significant positive changes while providing the appropriate supervision and service to the right person at the right time. Monitoring may take the form of home contacts, drug testing or making sure the parolee attends counseling sessions. It could also mean helping them find suitable housing and employment. Many DAPO agents also supervise people using electronic monitoring equipment, requiring expert knowledge of new technologies.
I thank all DAPO staff who have given years, and even decades, in public service to this department and our community. Your experience, perspectives, commitment, and tenacity are commendable not just during PPPS Week, but every single day of the year. This is a 24/7/365 day enterprise that is only possible because of you.
Please join me in celebrating our DAPO staff. Be sure to express your gratitude for those who serve as a crucial pillar in our public safety systems.
Guillermo Viera Rosa, Director
Division of Adult Parole Operations, CDCR