Parole and Community Service

Managing Director

Cynthia Mausser




Contact us


4545 Fisher Road, Suite D, Columbus, OH 43228



The Division of Parole and Community Services protects Ohio citizens by ensuring appropriate supervision of adult offenders in community punishments which are effective and hold offenders accountable.

The Division of Parole and Community Services, the community corrections division of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, consists of three primary areas: The Adult Parole Authority, the Bureau of Community Sanctions, and the Office of Victim Services.

The Division of Parole and Community Services works in conjunction with local criminal justice officials and community and state agencies to provide safe, meaningful community sanctions for the adult offender. These non-state prison sanctions emphasize public safety and include opportunities for offenders to change behaviors or situations which brought them into the criminal justice system.

Examples of non-prison sanctions include, but are not limited to, restitution, day reporting, community service, and halfway house placement. Division staff promote public safety by effectively dealing with individuals who violate the conditions of community placement. All non-prison sanctions are developed and operated in accordance with legal mandates and applicable standards.