Sunday, July 13, 2014
J. Pawlak's Professional Qualifications
PROFESSIONAL-CORRECTIONAL QUALIFICATIONS OF JAMES PAWLAK
RELEVANT EDUCATION: BS (Psychology), 1964l Twenty-plus graduate credits in Social Work; Six credits in “Police Law” at a Technical College.
RELEVANT EMPLOYMENT: With Wisconsin's Department Of Corrections; Full-time from July 1, 1964 to September 1, 1998; One-year, part-time and as a “Limited Term Employee, after that.
“Clients” & Locations: Adults and juveniles; Males and females; In institutions and with “Probation & Parole” services; In urban (Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties), suburban and rural areas.
Types Of Direct Service Duties: As a “Social Worker 1-3” (With functional title of “Probation & Parole Agent” when so assigned) I provided the following services: Preparation of “Pre-Sentence Investigations” (For the courts) and other social history reports; Direct counseling of “clients”; Referrals to appropriate internal and external education, counseling and other services; “Working” with the agents of such programs as to each “client's” needs; Investigation an actions taken upon reports of violations of probation/parole rules; Reports to the Parole Board (And its juvenile program equivalent);Etc..
Supervisory & Staff Duties: For some years I supervised a unit of 6-8 “Probation & Parole Agents”. I was also a “Social Service Specialist-1”, a “gofer”-plus position.
These duties included: The direct supervision, including audits and performance reports, of “Probation & Parole Agents”; More such audits in my staff position; Performing evaluations of contracted agencies; Assisting in the preparation of the (Then) Bureau Of Probation & Parole budget for eventual submission to the Legislature; Conducting “Preliminary Hearings” as to recommendation for the revocation of probation/parole; One instance of conducting a hearing (On a Mafia connected inmate as to an alleged violation of institutional rules); Sitting-in with “Program Review Committees” (As member and observer) and observing Parole Commission hearings;Etc..
Special Note On “Victims”: The preparation of “Pre-Sentence Investigations” required many, in-depth, interviews with the victims of crimes (Or, in the case of homicides and young victims of sexual offenders) their families.
Other such contacts were occasionally had as to claims for restitution or as to violations of probation/parole.