Case #10 Creatively Enforcing Parole Conditions to Address a Gang Hot Spot

In December of 2012, CSU received an arrest alert that a gang member active in an identified hot spot and on parole had been arrested for shoplifting, a misdemeanor charge. CSU had requested that the New York State Division of Parole set conditions that barred him from being in the gang area and from associating with members of his gang, and Parole had done so. His shoplifting arrest was outside the gang area but the alert prompted CSU to check into his co-defendant, and it was discovered that he had been arrested with someone Parole had restricted him from associating with. This information was provided to Parole, and they lodged a violation of his parole.