Probation is a sentence of community-based supervision imposed by the court. It may follow a period of incarceration in a City jail. DOP is responsible for the supervision of probationers.
Parole is the early release of a prisoner from State prison to community-based supervision. The State's Board of Parole is responsible for parole issues pertaining to individuals after their release from State prison.
DOP is not responsible for parole services. It also does not supervise people released from State prison.
To get parole information or to report a parole violation, go to the Parole page.