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ANNUAL REPORT 2014 8 PAROLE BOARD OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY | ANNUAL REPORT 2014 PAROLE BOARD OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY | ANNUAL REPORT 2014 9 Justice Stephen Southwood Chairperson Mr Ken Middlebrook Commissioner, Northern Territory Department of Correctional Services Superintendent Andrew Pusterla NT Police representative Ms Susan Lowry Victims of Crime representative, Darwin Mr Paul Rysavy Psychologist, Darwin Mr John Flynn Community member, Darwin Ms Selina Holtze Community member, Nhulunbuy Mr Alasdair McGregor Community member, Darwin Mr Mark McAdie Community member, Darwin Mr Len Notaras Community member, Darwin Ms Kate Crawley Psychologist, Darwin Ms Susan Crane Victims of Crime Representative, Darwin Ms Eric Houget-Poole Community member, Darwin Ms Jane Lloyd Community member, Alice Springs Mr John Brears Community member, Darwin Mr Harold Howard Community member, Darwin Mr Mark Coffee Community member, Alice Springs At the close of 2014, membership of the board comprised: Northern Territory Community Corrections Secretary The Secretary of the Parole Board is a statutory role that is held by the Executive Director of Northern Territory Community Corrections. The Secretary provides administrative support and strategic advice to the Board. Ms Tracy Luke is the Executive Director and held the role of Secretary throughout the year. Mr John Fattore acted in the place of Ms Luke on one occasion. Ms Luke commenced working as a probation and parole officer in 1998, she holds a Bachelor of Social Work and relocated to the Northern Territory in 2008 to undertake a management position within NT Community Corrections. Parole Board Secretariat The Parole Board Administrators have the primary responsibility for coordinating and providing all administrative support for the monthly meetings of the Board. Administration of the activities of the Parole Board continues to increase as a result of: new practices designed to increase the application of procedural fairness; and an increasing number of matters being heard every month due to the rising number of prisoners. Parole Officers The functions of parole officers under section 3R of the Parole Act are to: supervise persons released on parole as assigned by the Parole Board; supervise persons who are mentally impaired and unfit for trial and are therefore made subject to a noncustodial supervision order within the meaning of Part IIA of the Criminal Code; prepare reports as required by the Parole Board; maintain case records and statistics as required by the Parole Board; carry out the directions of the Parole Board in relation to a parole order; investigate and make reports to the Parole Board on the employment and place of living available to each person applying for release on parole; to exercise the functions of a parole officer under the Serious Sex Offenders Act; and perform such other duties as directed by the Parole Board or the Chairperson. Parole officers commence working with a prisoner eight months before they become eligible for parole. During this time the parole officer works closely with the prisoners, their family, communities and victims to ensure that Parole Board members are provided with comprehensive, timely and reliable information.
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