PAPER INSTRUCTIONS (ATTACHED)
Chosen component (Community-Based Corrections (i.e., Parole/Probation)
– The District Supervisor for the state department of parole, Martha Street
Presented with a problem involving multiple agencies, each student assumes an agency role (Community-Based Corrections (i.e., Parole/Probation) and a project role to identify a collaborative, optimal solution. Individually, each student will present an agency description, the agency’s perspective and role, and research the available resources. Students will then form groups, and each group will present a collaborative, optimal solution. In the last week of class, each group will present the consequences for not finding or not fully implementing the solution. Throughout this project, each student is to assume the character (role play) (The District Supervisor for the state department of parole, Martha Street) of the leader of their assigned component agency when dealing with their counterparts from other agencies within their jurisdiction.
Formatting for Group Project papers
Individual papers will include a heading identifying the student, the number and title of the class and Project Phase the paper is addressing and the date of submission.
Group papers will include a cover page (not included in the page count), identifying the number and title of the class, the Group designation, students in the Group and their criminal justice agency, and the date of submission. Chosen component (Community-Based Corrections (i.e., Parole/Probation
Role of District Supervisor
According to the United States Federal Constitution, law enforcement agencies have the power and the duty to enact tough policies to solve and reduce criminal acts in the society. The criminal justice system agencies also have the mandate to rectify the rogue behavior of convicts before releasing them back into the community. The Fourth amendment constitution allows for agencies to employ restrictive and punitive court orders and conditions on parole to control assess and review the risks associated with the offenders. Parole and probation are general provisions enacted by law enforcements as stipulated by the court to facilitate correction of all law offenders and criminals.
Role of District Supervisor for the state department of parole, Martha Street
The key role of District Supervisor for the state department of parole, Martha Street involves rehabilitating people who have served a prison sentence but are allowed back into society on parole. According to the criminal justice system a parole officer oversees the smooth transition of an ex-convict from jail back into the society. He/she is also in charge of ensuring that the offender remains productive. This systemic transition is characterized by numerous court orders and conditions of parole in accordance to the Fourth amendment. To oversee the smooth transition, parole officers must collaborate with state and federal justice officers within their jurisdictions to implement strategies and techniques that befit the risk assessment analysis of the convicts. Parolees require high specialized programs to help them overcame the trauma experienced in prison and lead productive lives.
From this perspective, the District supervisor for the state department of parole, Martha Street monitors the parole department to ensure the offenders have a positive risk assessment analysis in court. He/she is in charge of allowing smooth running of functions of the department. In the case of Very Bad Bike Club members in parole, the district supervisor for the state department monitors the progress of the six members and ensures that they abandon the criminal acts affiliated to the club. With a rigid framework to monitor compliance with the court orders, the parole department will create a safe avenue for all six members to transition smoothly back into the society. The District supervisor for the state department of parole, Martha Street has a vast network of specialists and parole officers who work collaboratively to help the ex-convicts develop strong interpersonal and communication skills (UMGC, 2021). The state department should invest in adequate resources to facilitate the treatment and surveillance of special cases. This approach will coerce the offenders and induce them to have a positive mindset towards the parole. During this phase it is the parole offices should not neglect to reward cooperative and compliance behavior to motivate and encourage the offenders that they are on the right path. Furthermore scarce treatment resources should be utilized, intensive supervision, review of progress, drug testing should be made mandatory to effectively reduce relapse and recidivism. Effective implementation of this model will work towards compliance of court orders and conditions of parole
With the continues rise of criminal acts, perpetuate by members affiliated to the Very Bad Bike club the district supervisor at the state department of parole, Martha Street should impose heavy punishment for any member who violates the court orders and conditions of parole. In furtherance, the district supervisor should offer protection and lift off court orders for any club member who is willing to render factual information on how the VBBC operates in and outside the jail. The justice system has conferred powers on the district supervisor to formulate policies and procedures to transform convicts’ lives into responsible and productive people in society. The district supervisor’s office can facilitate seminars and workshops during the biweekly meetings to equip them with skills to maneuver the job industry. These workshops can also conduct mass sensitization of the varying effects of drug use. Although the six members of the Very Bad Bike Club have a high-risk analysis profile, the parole department’s district supervisor can be lenient in their interviews to create a fair playing ground for both parties. This includes limited use of law enforcement during interviews to reduce tension and develop good working relationships with the parole officers exempt in cases whereby they interact with potentially violent offenders (Kimora, 2008).
For decades parolees are liable and act in compliance with the restrictions of the Fourth Amendment. For the parole department, this can act as the guiding principle of overseeing the department’s running and operation. When the parolees are aware of their restrictions, they will collaborate with the parole officers to attain their freedom (Thomas, 2003). In this case, Very Bad Bike Club members will feel obligated to leave crime and venture into productive activities that enrich their lives. The six Parolees of the VBBC pose danger to the community and therefore are constantly under watch by the law enforcement agencies and have to endure random unwarranted searches which make it difficult for them to continue engaging in these criminal acts.
With this framework the District Supervisor for the state department of parole, Martha Street will be able to induce the offenders to abandon their criminal acts and abide by the court orders and conditions of parole.
Kimora. (2008). The Emerging Paradigm in Probation and Parole in the United States. Probation and Parole, 11.
Thomas, C. (2003). Probationers, Parolees and the Fourth Amendment. Retrieved from https://s3.amazonaws.com/edufiles.org/108443670_support_SOURCE_2_ZCn0wG2RSrJqVsH.pdf?response-content-disposition=filename%3DSOURCE_2.pdf&X-Amz-Content-Sha256=UNSIGNED-PAYLOAD&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=AKIAJSBH2MC2JCUOGNGQ%2F202103
UMGC. (2021). Parole and Probation Officer.