The Board’s mission is to grant parole to those offenders whose release is compatible with public safety.

Recent News & Announcements

August 08, 2017

The Practical Case for Parole for Violent Offenders

This article asks the question: "are prisoners who have served long sentences for violent crimes genuinely capable of reforming and not reoffending? The evidence says yes.

Read more (The New York Times) »
August 08, 2017

Former Inmates Create Richmond Program to Tackle Violence

An effort is in full swing to crack down on crime. The program is connecting former inmates with youth and young adults to steer them away from violence.

Read more (NBC12) »
November 16, 2016

Is Grief a Disease?

Research shows that grief is an individualized experience with no specific formula or time frame.

Read more (The Atlantic) »
June 27, 2016

Supreme Court: Domestic Abusers can be Banned from Owning Firearms

In a 6-to-2 decision, the Supreme Court decided last month that the federal Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban applies to those convicted under state law of misdemeanor domestic abuse, including “reckless” behavior.

Read more (The Washington Post) »
June 24, 2016

Who Blames the Victim?

Studies have shown that the more strongly you privilege loyalty, obedience and purity — as opposed to values such as care and fairness — the more likely you are to blame the victim.

Read more (The New York Times) »

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