Due to public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic as well as Governor Lamont’s Executive Order, the Board’s offices at 55 West Main Street are currently closed to the public (Click here for DAS Visitor Policy) . Parole Release and Revocation hearings conducted by video-conference will continue as scheduled during normal business hours until further notice. Members of the public may access the following parole hearings via Teams Live Event video feed (Click here for instructions. The video will be available for viewing after the hearing as long as the link is posted on the website). Hearings start at 9am unless posted otherwise. Click on the below links to watch hearings on:

December 6th 2021:

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Virtual Pardon Pre-screen starts at 9am .


All hearings will be conducted as MS Teams or Zoom Virtual Hearings and streamed LIVE on this website as well. Please check back periodically for updates and links. Please refresh or switch your web browser if the links are not working.

Process and Instructions

 
  1. Determine if you are eligible for a Certificate of Employability.
  2. Read the Frequently Asked Questions section of the BOPP website.
  3. Obtain all documents outlined in the “Documents Required for Certificate of Employability Application” section above.
  4. Compile any additional documents you wish to include with your Certificate of Employability application. Please make sure documents don't have extensive formatting and special symbols.
  5. Ensure all documents you will be submitting with your Certificate of Employability Application are in one of the following formats: .jpeg, .pdf or .png.
  6. Apply for a Certificate of Employability by visiting the Board’s ePardons Portal below.

IMPORTANT NOTES:  

  • Once you begin your application, you will have six (6) months to complete it electronically. 

  • Applications are processed continuously on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high volume of applications, applications will not be accepted in person.

  • You are expected to answer all questions on this application truthfully. The BOPP will be doing a thorough criminal background check on every person who applies for a BOPP-issued Certificate of Employability and will talk to your Probation/ Parole Officer. Please note that lying or leaving out any information asked for on this application can be grounds to deny your application.

  • If you do not disclose a conviction in your application and it is later discovered by the Pardons Board, after you have been granted a Certificate of Employability, your pardon may be revoked and you may be prosecuted for perjury.