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Parole Board


Welcome to the Kentucky Parole Board

The Kentucky Parole Board consists of diverse, experienced, and committed professionals who are honored to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  The nine full time members conducted 20,429 hearings/reviews in FY 12/13 including parole and revocation hearings for convicted felons as well as a minimal number of youthful offender hearings. Public safety is paramount to the parole board.
The mission of the Kentucky Parole Board is to make decisions that maintain a delicate balance between public safety, victim rights, reintegration of the offender and recidivism.  We will achieve this important balance by application of our core values of knowledge, experience and integrity.
All board members as well as additional support staff are members of the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) and continuously utilize resources through APAI as well as the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) to enhance  knowledge and expertise with regards to criminal justice and the parole process.  The goal is to utilize research and evidence based practices in order to keep Kentucky on the cutting edge with advances in the field.