Governor LePage Proclaims July 15 - 21, 2012 as Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week

July 15, 2012

For Immediate Release: July 15, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA - Governor Paul LePage issued the following proclamation declaring July 15 - 21, 2012 as Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week:

"WHEREAS, community corrections is an essential part of the justice system; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals uphold the law with dignity, while recognizing the right of the public to be safe-guarded from criminal activity; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals are responsible for supervising adult and juvenile offenders in the community; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals are trained professionals who provide services and referrals for offenders; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals work in partnership with community agencies and groups; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals promote prevention, intervention and advocacy; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals provide services, support, and protection for victims; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals advocate community and restorative justice; and

WHEREAS, community corrections professionals are a true Force for Positive Change in their communities.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, do hereby recognize July 15-21, 2012 as

PROBATION, PAROLE AND COMMUNITY SUPERVISION WEEK

throughout the State of Maine, and encourage all citizens to honor these community corrections professionals and to recognize their achievements."

Related Documents

Probation, Parole, and Community Supervision Week 7-15-2012 (PDF)