Parole officers monitor released criminal offenders in order to prevent crime recidivism. They maintain regular contact with former detainees along with their friends and families. Depending on the offender assigned to their case, parole officers may arrange for substance abuse counseling and connect the parolee to employment training. Career success as a parole officer requires critical assessment, communication and leadership skills.
Monroe College School of Criminal Justice faculty members include active duty and retired parole captains and chiefs. They share their on the job experiences with students in and out of the classroom. Student visits to drug testing facilities, correctional institutes and parole centers are an important real-world component to learning.
Students who earn an Associate’s Degree either go on to become parole officers or choose to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree from the School of Criminal Justice.
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