The Parole Division serves to address public safety and the reentry process. The division has initiated numerous programs and processes to reduce recidivism, address parolee risk to the community and provide numerous reentry services for ex-offenders. Parole provides a series of resources and graduated sanctions in a community based setting to reduce recidivism. Part of this program involves the use of Halfway Back residential programs, Day Reporting Centers, localized drug assessments and counseling referrals and an extensive network of job training and placement programs.
The Parole Division has initiated a comprehensive approach to the management of offenders charged and /or convicted of domestic violence crimes. Beginning with a statewide domestic violence curriculum for agents, adherence to orders of protection provisions, and swift action when violations occur, the division continues to update efforts to provide protections for victims of domestic crimes. In addition, the division continues to work with Cook County and the IL State Police to share information and build networks to ensure orders of protection are served and enforced.