Home plan investigations are done to protect public safety and to build the best foundation for the inmate’s successful return to the community. It is important the home provider understands the impact and responsibility of having a parolee reside in their home.
Parole supervision staff must meet with the proposed home provider, in person, inside the residence. It is very important the home provider be available to meet with the agent, and review and sign the formal Home Provider Agreement Letter. Home plans are denied when the home providers do not answer or return phone calls, and do not respond to official business cards left at the residence by the field supervision staff. Refusal to cooperate means a likely denial of a home plan for the inmate.
Supervision staff will discuss public information about the inmate’s conviction with the home provider. The agent will provide the location and business hours of the local parole office. Supervision staff also will consider input from police, neighbors, and community members. Additionally, supervision staff will review the availability of community resources needed to assist the inmate with reentry.