On October 19, 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Corrections (DOC) and the Pennsylvania Parole Board (Board) resulted in the combining of the agencies’ similar, shared and overlapping resources and functions.
Under the MOU, both agencies remained separate from each other. Community supervision of parolees and all other reentry services were combined under a new, centralized chain of command within DOC that everyone in those areas reported to and now follow. The MOU involved reentry tasks, such as but not limited to inmate/parolee records, inmate/parolee reentry planning, parolee placement and supervision, and parole violation management and return process.
On June 30, 2021, the Governor signed Act 59 of 2021 which placed all of the MOU language into law.
Because of the MOU and the Act 59, the Parole Board does not have administrative responsibilities over parole supervision in the community. The administration of all parole supervisory staff falls under the DOC. Please contact the DOC at its website at www.cor.pa.gov and use the Contact Us icon to ask any questions related to parole supervision such as home plans, supervision fees, interstate issues or assistance with any reentry programs.