Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles Collaborates with Turner Construction Company, Creates Job Opportunities to Reduce Recidivism

The Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles recently partnered with Turner Construction Company (Turner), a North America-based, international construction services company. This partnership focuses on providing job opportunities for probationers and parolees at the Huntsville Field Office and Day Reporting Center.

Turner has an office in Huntsville that has been building throughout Alabama for more than 60 years and added a fabrication shop two years ago. The company offers a variety of jobs including ironworkers, metal fabricators and pipe welders.

Employment is shown to reduce recidivism – when previously incarcerated individuals return to prison. Keeping a job is a requirement to graduate from the DRC program and successfully complete supervision at a field office. ABPP Officers are trained to help probationers and parolees find employment.

The Bureau thanks Turner for the collaboration and looks forward to the positive impact it will have on probationers and parolees.

DRCs provide counseling, educational training and supervision for probationers and parolees. With a focus on employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, mental health, and cognitive restructuring needs, DRC staff is committed to reducing recidivism rates and improving public safety through behavior change.

Currently, full Day Reporting Centers are located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa. Day Reporting Center Lites, condensed versions of our DRCs incorporated into field offices and offering similar treatment, are located in Bay Minette, Fort Payne, Guntersville, Opelika and Jasper.