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I am a convicted felon, can I become a parole officer?
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I am a convicted felon, can I become a parole officer?

I was charged with a felony shoplifting and a felony possession of xanax about a year ago. I am now trying to decide where I should go to school and I have always wanted to be a parole officer. I am wondering if I could still be a parole officer with 2 felonies on my record.
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I live in Georgia.


Since you were charged with felony, the law does not permit you to be a parole officer !

i don't officially know the answer to your question...but, i wanted to say good for you for turning your life around and striving for goals...i think everyone deserves a second chance and we all make mistakes...it seems like if you keep on the straight and narrow this would be an obtainable goal because there are tons of people in similar fields that really was introduced through some sort of rehab and that is how they got an interest for a particular field...i hope you continue with your dream and keep moving forward...

get a pardon, or whatever is available in your jurisdiction.

I am not soft on crime, but I thought shoplifting and possession were misdemeanors......

I doubt it. Georgia department of corrections are very strict with their employment process. You might want to call an verify.

Border Patrol and Parole Officer, these two are out of bound.

I seriously doubt it. Maybe if you get those felonies expunged, then you can do it.

Check with the agency you would like to associate with. They have the answer. Good Luck!!

Crazy Horse
Parole Officers are armed law enforcement officers and a felony conviction prevents you from ever owning/using a firearm, therefore you could never serve as a PO. However, if your truly serious about assisting ex-convicts in their successful re-integration back into society, you could work as a caseworker at a halfway house and really make a difference in their lives and the community. These jobs require a Bachelor's degree in the social sciences. Good Luck!!

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