ALBANY, NY (07/16/2010)(readMedia)-- CSEA President Danny Donohue today recognized more than 2,000 union members across the state who work in probation services by declaring July 18 - 24, 2010 as "Parole, Probation and Community Supervision Week."
"On behalf of the 300,000 CSEA members across New York state, I am pleased to recognize our members who are probation professionals by declaring this week as Parole, Probation and Community Supervision Week,'" Donohue said. "This week is in honor of a work force that deserves much respect."
Probation professionals are a vital part of every New York state county work force and have an important duel role in the public safety field. Not only do probation professional work with the justice system to protect the public from crime, violence and abuse, but these workers also deal with the social aspect of prevention, helping rehabilitate law offenders to rejoin society in a positive way.
Unfortunately, as with all public safety work, these professionals often put their own well being at risk in effort to keep people and their communities safe. CSEA realizes the high level of commitment and the special dedication these workers have to the public they serve.
"I urge one and all to join with me and thank the men and women who work in probation," Donohue said. "They make our communities safer for the betterment of everyone."
CSEA is New York state's leading union, representing employees of the state and its counties, towns, villages, school districts, library systems, authorities and public benefit corporations. Together with a growing population of private sector members and retirees, CSEA is the largest affiliate of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which is one of the largest affiliates of the AFL-CIO.