UNION / WALLOWA COUNTY COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS
The mission of the Union/Wallowa County Community Corrections Program is to promote public safety by holding offenders accountable for their actions, and reducing the risk of future criminal behavior.
This department provides supervision of felony parole, post-prison supervision, and probation offenders and person-to-person misdemeanant offenders.
A parolee is someone whose crime occurred before November 1, 1989 and was sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections for an indeterminate amount of time, the length determined by the Board of Parole. Upon completion of that sentence the offender is released into the community on parole.
An offender on post-prison is someone whose crime occurred after November 1, 1989 and was sentenced to the custody of the Department of Corrections (if there is at least one sentence of thirteen months or more) or the Union County Supervisory Authority (in cases where there is no one sentence of thirteen months or more) for a determinate time under Sentencing Guidelines. Upon completion of the sentence the offender is released on post-prison supervision.
A probationer is someone sentenced to community supervision. A jail sentence may be involved as a condition of the probation.
Parole/probation officer’s duties include making home visits and employment checks, life style and employment counseling, obtaining urine samples for analysis. We also monitor offender compliance with supervision conditions, such as participation in cognitive, substance abuse, and sex offender treatment programs. Supervising officers provide investigative services for the courts, Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision, and other criminal justice agencies.
The staff is comprised of the Director, who is also a part-time parole/probation officer, three full-time probation officers, one half-time probation officer and one full-time secretary. One parole/probation officer supervises all sex offenders, and one officer supervises all prescription drug addicts.
The office is located in the West End of the Joseph Building at the corner of Fourth and “K” Avenue, on the second floor. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For questions or to provide information on offenders, feel free to call us at (541) 963-1005.
Union County Community Corrections
Travis Miller, Director
1007 Fourth Street, Suite 2C, La Grande, OR 97850
541-963-1005 Fax: 541-963-1069 TTY: 1-800-735-1232