As part of promoting public safety in San Francisco’s Chinatown, staff from the Division of Adult Parole Operations (DAPO) joined local law enforcement and community groups in promoting “Safety Awareness For Everyone (SAFE).”

Tied to Lunar New Year celebrations in early February, the event helped to spotlight efforts by parole agents and parolees who have been helped to make SAFE a model community-law enforcement partnership.
SAFE is a non-profit organization that guides residents, business owners and community groups to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods. It provides education and support about public safety while assisting in identifying and resolving crime and violence issues. Parole agents and parolees on their caseloads have been involved in this endeavor for more than 10 years by graffiti removal efforts and passing out flyers about community events.
“Our Division’s mission relates to public safety and reintegration,” said DAPO Director Robert Ambroselli, in recognizing agents’ and parolees’ efforts. “Today it is fulfilling itself in our agents’ work and our parolees as they pay their debts to society.”