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Parole Supervision Continuum

Community Corrections Centers
Electronic Monitoring
Drug and Alcohol-Use Detection Program
Specialized Supervision of Sex Offenders
Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Domestic Violence Protocol

Fatherhood Initiative Program
The Parole Agent

Recovery of Absconders
Drug and Alcohol-Use Detection Program

Crime and other anti-social behavior is often closely related to the abuse of alcohol and other drugs, and abstinence from these products is, therefore, an important foundation of many parolees’ success. All parolees are prohibited from possessing or selling illegal drugs as a general condition of parole, and many parolees also are prohibited from consuming alcohol or entering establishments where it is sold. In order to verify a parolee’s abstinence from these drugs, the Board employs a state of the art urinalysis program that calls for frequent, random drug testing. In addition to these tests, which are sent to a laboratory for analysis under strict chain-of-custody requirements, parole agents also have a test at their disposal that provides immediate results if they suspect a parolee is under the influence while in their presence.

For More Information
Please contact the Board's Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications
Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
Office of Legislative Affairs and Communications
1101 S. Front St., Suite 5100
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17104-2517
(717) 787-6208