CSEA honors workers during "Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week"

ALBANY, NY (07/12/2015)(readMedia)-- CSEA has joined with Labor and other groups to recognize July 12th - 18th, 2015, as "Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week."

CSEA members work in probation and other public safety jobs in nearly every community in New York.

"On behalf of nearly 300,000 CSEA members across New York state, I am pleased to recognize, each year, our members who are probation professionals," CSEA President Danny Donohue said. "Their work too often may be taken for granted, but they serve people and communities every day."

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week is an annual event meant to honor a segment of the work force that deserves great respect. Probation professionals are a vital part of every New York state county work force and have an important dual role in the public safety field. Not only do they work with the justice system to protect the public from crime, violence and abuse, but they also provide important support services while struggling with large workloads.

"Probation professionals help supervise and counsel offenders so they can face up to the challenges of getting their lives on track," Donohue said, "They help them focus on goals, which is good for the individuals and the community."

As with all public safety work, these professionals often put their own well being at risk 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.

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.