Louisiana Probation and Parole officers Sa'Vanna Chandler and Jeffrey Kelly joined Good Day Cenla in a special segment of the Legal Difference on Thursday, March 15th, 2019.
Jeff spoke about Louisiana Probation and Parole and their role in our communities. Their goal is public safety, and they do that through the supervision and rehabilitation of convicted felons that have been released on parole in the state of Louisiana. With 21 offices and more than 510 officers throughout state, their job is to reintegrate over 61,000 felons back into society. They do this through many different programs aimed at holding offenders accountable for their actions and giving them the tools they need to become successful members of their communities. Substance abuse and mental health counseling as well as educational courses are just a few of these programs.
Sa’Vanna talks more about the duties of their officers as well as the different events with which they are involved. The LPPOA also participates in many community events, such as Victims Rights Week March and the Special Olympics Torch Run in May. Safe Night, a Halloween event hosted in Natchitoches every year by the LPPOA, provides one area for all sex offenders to come and receive counseling and supervision for several hours while families participate in trick-or-treating. In addition to their supervisory duties, Louisiana Probation and Parole officers also assist local law enforcement and hurricane and natural disaster relief when needed.
The LPPOA will also hosting its annual conference this year in Natchitoches, LA. Officers from around the state will attend for networking and educational opportunities. Neblett, Beard and Arsenault has sponsored their conference since 2014, and we thank each officer for their hard work and dedication to making our communities safer.