Our agency wants to ensure family and friends have a good understanding of the role of the supervising officer and the conditions of supervision. We encourage you to talk to the client and ask them what is required of them. Clients must meet with their officer as instructed. Having your encouragement and support is vital to their success. Some examples of how family and friends can assist with a client’s success include providing clients with an alcohol and drug free environment, encouraging clients to attend classes and/or programs as recommended by their officer, and assisting clients with transportation. If the client is experiencing difficulties in meeting any of their requirements, including failing to report, contact should be made with the supervising officer immediately. Our agency promotes having good communication with the officer to discuss any problems or issues that may arise, as well as positive behaviors. If the officer is not available, you may ask to speak with their supervisor.
Understanding Probation & Parole for Family & Friends
The Missouri Department of Corrections supervises and provides rehabilitative services to adult offenders in correctional facilities and Missouri communities to enhance public safety. This information is designed to assist both family and friends of those under the supervision of the Missouri Department of Corrections Board of Probation and Parole. It will help you understand the requirements and expectations of your family member or friend while they are supervised by our agency and answer questions you may have. Family, friends and significant others play a crucial role in the supervision process and are vital to the success of these individuals.
Frequently Asked Questions
Conditions of Supervision
Laws - Obey all laws. Report all arrests to the officer within 48 hours.
Travel - Obtain advance permission from the officer. Travel outside of the State may require 15-30 days prior approval.
Residency - Obtain advance permission from the officer before changing residency.
Employment - Maintain employment unless in an approved program. If job is lost or terminated, notify your officer within 48 hours.
Association - Obtain advance permission from the officer before associating with person(s) convicted of any felony or misdemeanor or anyone currently under supervision.
Drugs - Do not possess or use any drugs unless medically prescribed.
Weapons - Do not possess, purchase, receive, sell or transport firearms, ammunition or explosive device or any dangerous weapon.
Reporting/ Directives - Report as directed. Abide by any additional directives given by the officer.
Supervision Strategy - Enter and successfully complete any assigned supervision program or strategy.
Intervention Fee - Pay a monthly fee as directed.
Special Conditions - These are case specific as directed by the Parole Board or Court. Examples of these conditions are no alcohol, substance use disorder treatment, anger management classes, restitution, court costs, community service hours, etc.
Failure to follow the conditions of supervision may result in a violation of a client’s Probation, Parole or Conditional Release.
General Office Information
All district offices are open between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday, except on State holidays.
Detailed District Information - Individual district telephone numbers and office resource guides are online at: Probation and Parole Facilities Listing.
After Hours Emergencies or Natural Disasters - The P&P Command Center in Jefferson City may be reached at (888) 869-3195.
Weapons and Consent to Search - Anyone entering the grounds of a Probation and Parole Office is subject to search. Firearms or any other weapons are prohibited.
Additional DOC Resources
- Probation and Parole Central Office: (573) 751-8488
- Department Of Corrections Central Office: (573) 751-2389
- Office of Victim Services: (573) 526-6516
- General client inquiry is available by email at email@example.com
- Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline: (800) 784-6776
- American Red Cross: (800) 733-2767
- Child Abuse and Neglect: (800) 392-3738
- Child Support: (866) 313-9960
- Domestic Violence Hotline: (800) 799-7233
- Elderly Abuse Hotline: (800) 392-0210
- Missouri Poison Control: (800) 222-1222
- Social Security Administration: (800) 772-1213
- Suicide and Crisis Hotline: (800) 273-8255
- United Way Helpline: 211
Last revised: Jan.1, 2020
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