The Colorado Department of Corrections (CDOC) Division of Adult Parole is responsible for the supervision of community-based offenders and parolees, and supports them in their efforts to successfully reintegrate back into the community. The Division employs 423 full time employees.
Adult Parole responsibilities include the supervision and monitoring of individuals on Parole, Interstate Parole, Intensive Supervision Program, Community Corrections, and the apprehension of fugitives. Adult Parole programs provide a system of structured supervision which allows offenders to complete a portion of their sentence in the community.
Community Parole Officers (CPOs) supervise and monitor parolees to assure compliance with conditions of parole as ordered by the Colorado State Board of Parole. To support offender success, the Community Parole Officer will use a variety of case management and treatment tools to engage the parolee in positive behavior change. Programs include, but are not limited to, office, home, and employment contacts, educational assistance, job assessment and placement, treatment, and housing needs services. Supervision consists of motivational interviewing to encourage long-term behavior change through face-to-face contacts, home visits, employment verification, program compliance, and may include placement on various forms of electronic monitoring.
Adult Parole Offender Programs include many different resources focused on the successful reintegration of offenders into the community. Community Re-Entry begins in facilities through cognitive-based Pre-Release Program Modules facilitated by Pre-Release Specialists (PRS) and release planning assistance from Facility-based Community Parole Officers (FCPOs). Re-Entry efforts continue into the community with on-going case management provided by Community Re-Entry Specialists (CRES) and a network of community partners
Offenders approved for transition through Community Corrections programs are supervised by Community Parole Officers. Local Community Corrections Boards and programs determine those offenders who will be placed into their communities. There are 30 community corrections programs statewide.