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Isaak Avalos / New Mexico / April 22, 2021

In the COVID-19 pandemic we are seeing a lot of probation and parole offices only provide phone reporting without drug testing and personal interactions with individuals on supervision. I am very impressed with the supervision Isaak has provided on an Interstate Compact case I sent to his location from Kansas. My female probationer has no transportation from Chaparral to Las Cruces but he helped her establish transportation to her daily treatment through the Partial Hospitalization Program at the Peak Behavioral Health Facility where she is also getting drug and alcohol tested. He has also met with her and has conducted drug tests in the office. When she has tested positive he has effectively communicated those results to me and has provided an appropriate treatment response to her probation violations. He has remained in contact with her treatment provider and has plans to move her to inpatient treatment if she continues to use drugs. I have worked in this field almost 30 years and this is the first time I have had such involved and thorough supervision through Interstate Compact supervision. I wish all Officers did as much as Isaak does. He deserves to be recognized for going above and beyond in providing quality supervision for an out of state case.

 

Submitted by: Beverly Hilbish / Kansas