Discretionary Parole Placement
Approximately 50% of clients in JR are assigned to parole aftercare. Although about half of parole assignments are mandatory based on a client’s committing offense, the remaining half of parole assignment is based on JR discretion. DCYF tracks racial/ethnic disparity in discretionary parole placement using a Disparity Ratio. A value of 1.0 indicates that clients of that race/ethnicity are placed on parole at the same rate that they are placed in JR. A ratio above 1 indicates that group is placed at a higher frequency, and a ratio below 1 indicates that they are placed at a lower rate than their overall population in JR.