Code of Ethics
for the Field of Community Corrections
I will render professional service to the justice system and the community at large in
effecting the social adjustment of the offender.
I will uphold the law with dignity, displaying an awareness of my responsibility to
offenders while recognizing the right of the public to be safeguarded from criminal
I will strive to be objective in the performance of my duties, recognizing the inalienable
right of all persons, appreciating the inherent worth of the individual, and respecting
those confidences which can be reposed in me.
I will conduct my personal life with decorum, neither accepting nor granting favors in
connection with my office.
I will cooperate with my co-workers and related agencies and will continually strive to
improve my professional competence through the seeking and sharing of knowledge
I will distinguish clearly, in public, between my statements and actions as an individual
and as a representative of my profession.
I will encourage policy, procedures and personnel practices, which will enable others to
conduct themselves in accordance with the values, goals and objectives of the American
Probation and Parole Association.
I recognize my office as a symbol of public faith and I accept it as a public trust to be
held as long as I am true to the ethics of the American Probation and Parole Association.
I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my