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Kimberly Harrison

Kimberly Harrison

Probation and Parole Officer

Virginia Department of Corrections

Smithfield, VA

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Virginia Department of Corrections

Probation and Parole Officer

Provide supervision and monitoring of adult ex-offenders, many with mental health and/or substance abuse diagnoses, pursuant to court orders and/or Parole Board directives in accordance with VADOC standards and Evidence Based Practices; formulate supervision plans based on client needs, document client progress and/or problems, responding with positive affirmation(s), sanctions, or referrals as needed; conduct investigations for courts and supervision, including Presentence Reports and VCIN/NCIC checks; testify/appear in court as needed; communicate with local law enforcement agencies, including Commonwealth's Attorney's offices, jails, and those from other states; communicate post sentence information to crime victims and answer questions related to inmates incarcerated in a Virginia prison; facilitated Thinking for a Change Peer Support meetings. * Employed at three Virginia Districts beginning 2006 (break from 2009 to 2010 due to relocation). Currently at the Newport News District Office with specialization in sex offenders that includes close work with treatment providers and communication with family and community members. Past brief specialization with gang population.

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Department of Child Support Enforcement

Support Enforcement Specialist - Court Unit

Reviewed cases for court action/petitions; prepared summary sheets and all required material used in court hearings; ensured petitions were prepared/filed in accordance with court requirements and that cases were documented with data reliability requirements. Collected payments in court, reviewed documentation and calculated support amounts as needed, collected DNA samples for genetic testing as needed.

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Christopher Newport University

Communications Dispatcher

Extra help position - monitored multiple telephone lines, radio frequencies, and walk-in contacts, concentrating on officer and student/faculty safety and service.

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County of Sonoma / Sonoma County Sheriffs Department

Probation Officer / Communications Dispatcher

4/2002-1/2006 Probation Officer:
04/02 - prepared Presentence, Postsentence, and Bail Reports; promoted to PO II. 07/04 - 01/05 lateral transfer to Jail Services Division/Home Electronic Confinement - assisted with County Parole and Supervised Own Recognizance (SOR)Reports/Releases. Promoted to PO III 01/05 - provided supervision and monitoring of adult ex-offenders (specialized case load Domestic Violence), including a population of ex-offenders with mental health and substance abuse diagnoses; Court Officer relief, reviewed reports as needed to assist supervisor.

2/1995-8/2005 Dispatcher
Fast-paced, multi-tasking position requiring prioritization of deputy response while monitoring officer safety; diffused highly stressed situations (9-11 calls). Full time 02/95 to 04/02; extra help 04/02 to 08/05.

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University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, Economics

Prince George Senior High School

High School Diploma, N/A

New River Valley Community Services Board

New Horizons Crisis Stabilization Home

Provide short-term crisis stabilization to adults in a short term residential setting. Assist in crisis interventions to stabilize psychiatric conditions, problem solve to prevent escalation of psychiatric symptoms, assist in returning client to pre-crisis state or better, collaboration with treatment staff and clinical documentation, assist client with daily living skills when needed. Medication Administration Training

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