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Parole Dictionary

The day-to-day parole process uses a lot of technical jargon and acronyms. This section provides definitions and explanations of the acronyms that are used by the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole.


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A through F

ACP: Address Confidentiality Program
ADA: Americans with Disabilities Act
AIDS: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AKA: Also Known As
AOD: Alcohol and Other Drugs
AOPC: Administrative Office of PA Courts
ARD: Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition
ASCRA: Assessment, Sanctioning Community and Resource Agents
BAC: Blood Alcohol Content
BCC: Bureau of Community Corrections
BICE: Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement
CAC: Citizen Advisory Committee
CBT: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CC: Concurrent Sentence
CCC: Community Corrections Center
CCF: Community Corrections Facility
CCJ: Contracted County Jail
CHRIA: Criminal History Record Information Act
CON I: Supervisor Conference
CON II: District Director Conference
CPV: Convicted Parole Violator
CS: Consecutive Sentence
DA: District Attorney
D/A: Drug and Alcohol
DD: District Director (PBPP)
DDD: Deputy District Director (PBPP)
DJ: District Justice
DM: District Magistrate
DNA: Deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is located in the cells and provides an individual’s personal genetic blueprint. DNA encodes genetic information that is the basis of human heredity and forensic identification.
DO: District Office
DOB: Date of Birth
DOC: Department of Corrections
DUI: Driving Under the Influence
DV: Domestic Violence
EBP: Evidence Based Practices
ETA: Estimated Time of Arrival
FAST: Fugitive Apprehension Search Team
FBI: Federal Bureau of Investigation
FETC: Firearm Education and Training Commission

G through l

GED: General Equivalency Diploma
HE: Hearing Examiner 
ICAOS: Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
JNet: Justice Network
LEP: Limited English Proficiency
LSI-R: Level of Service Inventory-Revised

M through P

MAX: Maximum (sentence date)
MH: Mental Health
MH/MR: Mental Health/Mental Retardation
MH/SA: Mental Health/ Substance Abuse
MHU: Mental Health Unit
MIN: Minimum (sentence date)
N/A: Not Applicable
NCIC: National Crime Information Center. A nationwide computerized information system established as a service to all local, state, and federal law enforcement/criminal justice agencies
OVA: Office of the Victim Advocate
OVRT: Offender Violence Risk Typology
PBPP: Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole
PCCD: Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
PFA: Protection From Abuse
PREA: Prison Rape Elimination Act
PSI: Pre-Sentence Investigation
PSP: Pennsylvania State Police
PV: Parole Violator
PVC: Parole Violator Center

R through V

RAP Sheet: Record of Arrest and Prosecutions
RHU: Restricted Housing Unit
RO: Regional Office
RRRI: Recidivism Risk Reduction Incentive
RSAT: Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
RST: Risk Screen Tool (DOC Instrument)
RTAC: Reentry and Transition Accountability Checklist
RTKL: Right to Know Law
SAVIN: Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification
SCI: State Correctional Institution
SID No: State Identification Number
SIP: State Intermediate Punishment
SO: Sexual Offender
SO: Sub Office
SOAB: Sexual Offenders Assessment Board
SORNA: Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act
SORT: Sex Offender Registry Tool
SSN: Social Security Number
SVP: Sexually Violent Predator
TABE: Test of Adult Basic Education
TCU: Texas Christian University Drug Screen
TC: Transitional Coordinator
THU: Transitional Housing Unit
TPV: Technical Parole Violator
VA: Veteran Administration
VC: Video Conference
VSG: Violation Sanction Grid