• BOPP Plants Trees to Honor Crime Victims

    Monday, April 19, 2010 | 9:24am
    Victims and Advocates Recognized During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week
     
    NASHVILLE –The Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP) is observing National Crime Victims’ Rights Week by planting trees in each of its eight districts. Events are scheduled in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Jackson, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Kingsport, Lawrenceburg, Dyersburg, Clarksville and Union City.     
     
    First Lady Andrea Conte, a former victim of crime and leading victims’ rights advocate, spoke at the kickoff event today in Nashville. She said, “Crime victims have a right to fairness, dignity and respect. Raising awareness of victims’ issues helps ensure justice for everyone.”

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  • Operation Compliance 2009: BOPP Places Restrictions on Sex Offenders During Halloween Season

    Monday, October 26, 2009 | 4:35am
    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Board of Probation & Parole is again enforcing restrictions prohibiting the sex offenders it supervises from taking part in Halloween and other fall festival activities.  Every state-supervised sex offender in Tennessee received a document detailing the restrictions, which apply to any Halloween celebration, festival or other fall/harvest activity.

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  • BOPP Plants Trees in Honor of Crime Victims

    Monday, April 27, 2009 | 7:08am

    Crime Victims Recognized During National Crime Victims’ Rights Week

    NASHVILLE - The Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP) is honoring crime victims with tree planting ceremonies in each of its eight districts this week, in observance of National Crime Victims' Rights Week.
     
    Ceremonies are scheduled in Nashville, Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Murfreesboro, Jackson, Lawrenceburg, Clarksville and Johnson City.

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  • BOPP Launches Women's Support Group

    Friday, March 27, 2009 | 3:22am

    Board Works to Address Issues Affecting Female Offenders  

    NASHVILLE - In response to the growing female population on probation and parole, the Board of Probation and Parole's Knoxville District is forming a support group for women under its supervision.  The group's focus is to give female offenders who have experienced trauma the tools to overcome their experiences and successfully complete their supervision.

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  • BOPP Puts Parole Hearing Schedules Online

    Monday, March 02, 2009 | 5:34am

    NASHVILLE - The Tennessee Board of Probation and Parole is making information about parole hearing schedules easier for the public to access. The agency now posts hearing schedules on its website at http://www.tn.gov/bopp/parolehearings.

    Board of Probation and Parole (BOPP) Chairman Charles Traughber said, “Parole hearings are open to the public. By providing this service, we are making the process more transparent.” 

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  • BOPP Schedules Seminar in Knox County to Address Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction Issues

    Tuesday, November 18, 2008 | 6:35am

    NASHVILLE --- The Board of Probation and Parole is conducting a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction seminar for the public and offenders under BOPP supervision. The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 20, at 9:30am EST at the Family Investment Center, 400 Harriet Tubman Street, in Knoxville. It will feature Tonier Cain of Maryland, who will share her story of trauma, addiction, survival and triumph.

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  • BOPP Relocates Jackson Office

    Friday, October 17, 2008 | 5:24am

    NASHVILLE --- The Board of Probation and Parole has moved its Jackson office from downtown to a more convenient location. The new office is at 1661 Hollywood Drive, near the Highway 45 bypass.  The agency is having an open house this afternoon from 2:00-4:00 to introduce the community to the new facility.

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  • BOPP Honors Career of Danny McGinnis

    Tuesday, September 23, 2008 | 6:00am

    NASHVILLE --- The Board of Probation and Parole today honored a recently retired employee who made major contributions to the agency’s progress and the criminal justice profession over the past 30-plus years. Howard “Danny” McGinnis was District Director for BOPP’s 1st District from 1999 until his retirement in August. 

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  • Probation/Parole Officers' Work Honored This Week

    Monday, July 14, 2008 | 5:40am

    Work in Tennessee Communities Promotes Public Safety

    NASHVILLE --The work of probation and parole officers across Tennessee is being recognized this week.  This annual observance coincides with the national one that recognizes the role of probation, parole and commuity corrections professionals in protecting public safety in communities across America.

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