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

ALBANY, NY (07/10/2016)(readMedia)-- CSEA is proud to join the recognition of the essential work of criminal justice workers, including thousands of CSEA members, during Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week, July 17-23.

"On behalf of all CSEA members across New York state, I am pleased to recognize our probation and other criminal justice professionals," CSEA President Danny Donohue said. "The work they do is so vital to ensuring the safety of the public, and the rehabilitation of individuals seeking to re-enter society. We couldn't be more proud of their contributions to our communities."

Pretrial, Probation and Parole Supervision Week is an annual event honoring a respected segment of the work force that often goes unrecognized. 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 rehabilitation and support services to the individuals they supervise. Probation officers often manage unusually large workloads, making the job both stressful and demanding.

"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 constructive goals, which is good for the individuals and our communities. This is demanding and worthwhile work."

As with all public safety work, these professionals often put their own safety at risk for the benefit of the community. CSEA realizes the high level of commitment, compassion and the special dedication these workers demonstrate every day.

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.