Law Enforcement Careers--Parole Officer

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Using a Psychology degree to be a Parole Officer

Witha Psychology degree you can pursue a career as a Parole officer. These individuals work with and continually monitor (supervise) offenders who have been released from prison before their sentence is over. Moreover, parole officers make sure to meet the conditions for parole set by a court or jurisdiction, and make recommendations on the parolee’s performance. Keep in mind that parole is approved for individuals to help them establish a life in society. Hopefully parole will then let an individual succeed and not reoffend. To help a parolee, a parole officer will meet with the parole and develop a plan for moving forward in the parolee's life. In addition, a parole officer will assist the parolee to find a place to live and gain employment, and find a place to live. During the time an individual is on parole, a parole officer will monitor and evalute the parolee, and will attend any court hearings that might arise. It is important to note that if a parolee does not meet the conditions of parole (e.g., commits a crime) he or she can be sent back to jail. It is up to a Parole Officer to make sure an individual meets the conditions of parole In this way, like a Probabtion Officer, Parole Officer are committed to helping offenders from committing additional crimes and transition back to society. IIn addition to constant monitoring of paroled offenders, Parole Officers work hard to continually communicate with their clients to make sure everything is moving forward toward the transition back to society.

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Salary Information lists the median salary for a Parole Officer at $56,000.

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