The Division of Adult Parole Operations Professional of the Year is given annually to the person or persons who work to successfully reintegrate individuals to their communities by helping them be drug-free, healthy, and employable members of society, all in a safe and humane environment.
Division of Adult Parole Operations Professional of the Year Recipient:
Jamal Rowe, Chief Deputy Administrator, Northern Region
Mr. Rowe is dedicated to the post-incarceration success of people on parole, fostering crucial relationships with community partners throughout the state. He facilitated the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) partnership with the Department of Motor Vehicles, providing ID services at parole units or virtually. He also helped establish reentry resource centers in Alameda, Los Angeles, and Stockton to better serve the justice-involved population. Mr. Rowe played a critical role in the partnership of CDCR and the Alameda County Probation Department, offering critical reentry support systems. Overall, the partnership creates pathways to reentry that begin prior to release for Alameda’s highest-risk parole population.
Mr. Rowe’s efforts also include creating partnership with the Center for Employment Opportunities for employment referrals and collaborating with Teichert Construction Company to develop a construction apprenticeship for parolees. He assisted the Secretary of State with providing voting information to people on parole statewide.
As part of his commitment to positive partnerships, Mr. Rowe provided Crime Scene Correlation training to 37 law enforcement agencies in 2021. This tool uses GPS technology to securely track the movements of monitored parolees to enhance public safety. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was also instrumental in implementing Project Hope. The effort provided safe rooms and food for people releasing from prison who needed to isolate or quarantine.