Shippensburg University Study Shows Dramatic Decrease in Re-arrest Rates Among Probation/Parole Offenders
A three year study by Dr. James Jengeleski and Dr. Michael S. Gordon of Shippensburg University showed that in 2010 the re-arrest rate for offenders under supervision by the county’s Probation and Parole department was 24%, compared to the 2004 rate of 47.8%. The national average is 67.5%. Chief Hoover attributed the re-arrest rate decline in Franklin County to the difference between the former “old traditional supervision methods” and the present evidenced-based practices.
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2011 Third Annual Chili Cook-off Held
The Specialized Services Unit hosted the Third Annual FCPD Chili cook-off in conjunction with the monthly staff meeting. Judging the event were Sheriff Dane Anthony, Court Administrator Mark Singer, President Judge Douglas Herman, Attorney Eric Weisbrod, and Assistant District Attorney David Rahauser.
The Winners were:
Chief Probation Officer Daniel S. Hoover named to State Council
Governor Rendell appointed Chief Hoover to serve on the State Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision today. The Chief's many years of experience working with the Interstate Compact Services will be a great benefit to the work of this important council.
2010 Chili Cook Off Winners
The competition was tough with 10 staff members offering their finest recipes for the judges consideration. While all the entries were good, only one could be the best. Judged by Rick Ackerman of Juvenile Probation, Lt. Rodney Effland of the Jail, and DUI Unit Supervisor McCubbin, the winners were:
Kevin Smith - First Place
Brent Smiley - Second Place
Shawn Burkhart - Third Place
Mark Berkebile - Fourth Place
Department Employees Awarded for Years of Service
On March 11, 2009 County employees received recognition for years of service and Perfect Attendance at a formal ceremony. Unfortunately, due to work requirements three of our staff were unable to attend, and are recognized here.
Bonnie Zeis, honored for 20 years of service
Vonda Shatzer, 15 years of service
Ellen and David Eckert, 5 years of service
Congratulations, and Thank You for your dedication to the citizens of our county!
Judge Herman Sworn In As President Judge
On Friday January 16, 2009, Judge Douglas W. Herman took the oath of office of President Judge in historic Franklin County Courtroom #1. The oath was administered by Senior Judge John R. Walker before a crowd of Court employees, elected officials, department heads, members of the Franklin County Bar, friends, family, and other well-wishers.
Daniel S. Hoover Named Chief Probation Officer
In a move which surprised no one, the Judges of the Franklin County Court have appointed Dan Hoover to the position of Chief Probation Officer. Mr. Hoover joined the Department in 1990, when he was hired to spearhead the new Intensive Supervision Program. He was promoted to Adult Supervision Unit Supervisor in 1995, and Deputy Chief in 2006. The officers and staff wish him well during this time of transition.
Intermediate Punishment Supervisor Jim Furry Retires
After 33 years of service to the citizens of Franklin County at both the County Prison, and as Intermediate Punishment Program Supervisor, Jim retired as of January 7, 2009. We in the Department wish him a long and happy retirement.