Probation and Parole Services is the unit of the DOC responsible for the supervision of offenders sentenced by the court to suspended and deferred probationary sentences, offenders released from incarceration to parole, offenders released to Global Position Satellite Monitoring and Electronic Monitoring for DUI offenders, and offenders residing in Oklahoma who were sentenced in other states. The unit is also responsible for investigations ordered by the courts, the Pardon and Parole Board or the Department.
Community Sentencing is a prison diversion program established by the Oklahoma Community Sentencing Act. Community Sentencing offers an innovative approach that combines assessment, supervision, and treatment with the goal of increasing public safety by reducing the likelihood of future criminal behavior by participating offenders.
Probation and Parole Services employs Evidence Based Practices (EBP) in the supervision of offenders. EBP supervision is designed with theory, research, public policy, and practice; all supportive of each other, leading to measurable supervision outcomes.