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Old 04-10-2010, 12:32 PM
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I am just curious as to the support available for Parolees once they get out. My guy violated his parole (first time) for possession of marijuana (grr!!) and is still at county awaiting court.

I am not sure if he'll get to come home, or if he'll be back to prison for the violation. I am not trying to get my hopes up.

However, I am still wondering what kind of resources there are for those on Parole that I can research for when he does get out - whether now or if years from now so he doesn't repeat his mistakes. I am obviously not going to force anything on him, but I want to be prepared.

I want him to be able to live away from that neighborhood, even though he had a good job there. I want him to find a good job again, but not be around those people who he allows to bring him down. And if that isn't realistic, some kind of support system to keep him strong and away from the influence of those family members who continue to live doing illegal things.

Again, nothing I will ever force on him. I just wonder that if he had a better support system if he wouldn't have been in the situation that got him arrested in the first place.

He is a highly intelligent educated man, who was almost finished with a degree, and I am so afraid that the fact that he quite possibly screwed that up will weigh on him if and when he gets out and will discourage him.
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Old 04-10-2010, 03:14 PM
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Parolees need all the support they can get. Re-entry into society after being in prison for some time can be difficult and its very easy to hook up with the old crowd that contributed to his original offense starting the cycle all over again.

Try talking with his parole officer in your state and they will have good information and advice on how to keep him out of trouble. Support resources vary from state to state so without knowing what state he is in I can only give general advice.

You should have posted in the state forum in which he is on parole to get the best information. If you give the state your post can be moved there.
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Old 04-10-2010, 09:25 PM
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Parolees need all the support they can get. Re-entry into society after being in prison for some time can be difficult and its very easy to hook up with the old crowd that contributed to his original offense starting the cycle all over again.

Try talking with his parole officer in your state and they will have good information and advice on how to keep him out of trouble. Support resources vary from state to state so without knowing what state he is in I can only give general advice.

You should have posted in the state forum in which he is on parole to get the best information. If you give the state your post can be moved there.
whoops, sorry! New York
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:24 PM
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whoops, sorry! New York
There are lots of re-entry services. Which part of the state do you live?
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Old 04-11-2010, 05:54 PM
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You're in the right place. This is the NY Forum. = As for support for parolees, there is lots of support depending on where in the state you are. In some places there's not much. There are lots of programs, residential and non-residential, and there are also support groups in various parts of the state like buffalo, albany, poughkeepsie, and certainly in the city. There are also non-profit organizations that do a variety of things to help parolees like Fortune and Osborne and others in the city, lots in the city, and Osborne is also in Beacon. If it's about drugs or alcohol, the 12 step programs are a big support and they're in every part of the state.
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