This usually consists of a few days in a motel until they can find a more permanent place. Home visits are conducted by Parole and Probation Officers's and consists of showing up announced and unannounced at your reported residence to conduct a walk through and verify your living situation. Home visits can be as frequent as weekly and as minimal as a couple times per year. A search of your residence is different than a routine home visit.
Most person to person contacts with our agency occur at the Community Corrections Office. We have a wide range of sanctions consequences if you violate your supervision. Those range from a simple verbal reprimand all the way to jail.
We have work crew, electronic monitoring, homework assignments, increased reporting and other creative incentives to help deter the poor choices. We focus on the behavior and why you violated in order to try and prevent it from happening again.
It is our job to hold you accountable and jail is an option however jail is not always the best option. Yes, use the time you are on supervision to get the resources and help you need. You will work directly with a Parole and Probation Officer developing a specific case plan based on a risk and needs assessment. It is important that you don't fight the system by the time you are placed on supervision as we are here to help guide you in a positive direction.
Our goal will be the same as your goal which will be to successfully get you off of supervision. We have specialized caseloads which will determine which caseload you will be assigned to.
If you have an issue with the Officer that is assigned to monitor you. We have a grievance process in place. Each Parole and Probation Officer in Oregon is held to a high standard not only through individual departments but through the Department of Public Safety Standards and Training Police Academy and will conduct themselves in a professional manner.
Skip to main content. Additionally, there are seven youth correctional facilities in Oregon. These are administered by the Oregon Youth Authority. The Oregon Youth Authority has 1, employees serving about 1, Oregon youth. About live in one of the 10 facilities with about another on parole or probation. The Outlook The number of inmates housed in Oregon's prisons, currently 14,, is expected to stay flat for the next 10 years.
As a result, the incarceration rate prison beds per 1, population is expected to fall noticeably over the next 10 years. Oregon is part of a national trend of declining incarceration rates. There are two popular explanations for this decline: first, declining crime rates.
Violent crimes rates in the U. Also, facing record high incarceration rates, many U. Since the mids, the number of people incarcerated in Oregon has more than doubled. Assuming no major changes in corrections policy or crime rates, the outlook is for the number of incarcerated Oregonians to remain largely unchanged for the next 10 years.
A Demanding Job The most common job in a correctional facility is correctional officer, a very challenging job. Correctional officers are responsible for overseeing offenders who have been convicted of a crime or are awaiting trial.
Correctional officers maintain security and inmate accountability to prevent disturbances, assaults, and escapes. The work is in a hour, seven-day a week operation, with night shifts, weekends, holidays, and overtime as required. It's no small problem; a third of Oregon's inmates get mental health treatment while incarcerated, though half of them need it, according to prison officials.
Applicants can get started with their correctional officer application through a formal job announcement. An 80 hour orientation at the assigned facility is followed by a hour training program held at the Staff Training Academy. It depends on your sentencing order by the Court or Parole Board, however in most cases it is either 12, 24, or 36 months. Income generated from the work programs is used for implementing, maintaining and developing prison work programs. The Division will continue to collaborate with local, state and federal agencies and community and judicial partners to promote public safety through effective Fee Program to be implemented by the Board of Parole.
What's more, researchers found that black and Hispanic inmates or those who have mental health problems are disproportionately put in solitary confinement. In response to the Vera report, Corrections Director Colette Peters issued a statement saying the department will continue to examine how to curtail use of solitary.
More than a dozen other states have recently made changes to solitary confinement rules, according to The Pew Charitable Trusts. Just last month, New Jersey lawmakers passed a bill to limit solitary confinement. New York is retooling its use of solitary after a federal judge ordered it so. Alaska, Connecticut, Maine, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and even Oregon have in recent years passed laws or entered into agreements that reduce use of solitary confinement. Solitary is recognized as a necessary step to keep correctional officers and inmates safe. Advocates say more must be done to keep it humane.
Many inmates in solitary are kept in their cells for 22 to 24 hours a day. They have limited contact with other people and few opportunities to engage in constructive activities or work. A major rule violation can land an inmate in solitary for six months straight.
There are units for inmates with mental health problems, units where inmates voluntarily go for their own protection, or death row, where inmates are segregated from the general population but are allowed personal possessions and some activities.