ABOUT THE PAROLE AGENTS
ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA
The Parole Agents Association of California (PAAC) aims to protect society, and to rehabilitate the offender. We accomplish this by continuing to improve the standards of the parole profession, and to foster the welfare of those engaged in the profession. Cooperation with other agencies in this field will be consonant with these goals.
In 1968, Parole Agents who were originally a part of CSEA formed the Parole Agents Association of California. PAAC was recognized by the state and granted dues payroll deduction. As a separate organization, PAAC was able to represent their members before the legislature, SPB, CDC administration and other law enforcement groups. Members provided input into policy, new laws, grievance procedures, pay and a host of other matters. Some legal counsel was provided and a newsletter was published.
PAAC’s accomplishments are many, beginning with the inception of the organization. In 1968 SB 1178 reorganized PC 817 and replaced it with PC 830. PAAC managed to retain and expand the peace officers powers of parole agents. They also managed to pave the way for correctional personnel to participate in the California Police Olympics, previously having been barred on the basis of “non peace officers”. Arming of parole agents was a long affair that started with a grievance in 1975 in San Diego. It ended on 2/1/79, when the Court of Appeals denied CDC’s appeal to prevent the implementation of arming agents pending review by the Supreme Court.
On April 17, 1981, PAAC signed a Memorandum of Understanding with California Correctional Peace Officer Association (CCPOA). This was an affiliation agreement between PAAC and CCPOA.
We are currently negotiating with the state of California for the following:
1. Basic Parole Agent Academy Curricula
2. Special Incident Reports
3. Revisions of Special Conditions of Parole
4. Activation of Modesto Parole Unit
5. Revision of Earned Discharge Policy
6. Activation of South Sacramento Parole Unit