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Duncan introduces Central Parole Board

page3c163PHILIPSBURG--Justice Minister Roland Duncan introduced the newly appointed Central Probationary/Parole Board CCR to the public Thursday, calling the five members capable experts in criminal justice and social science.

Retired judge Wally Havertong, principal Vernon Richards, psychologists Udo Aron and Judith Arndell and lawyer G. Hartzmann will soon have to choose a chairman from among them.

The CCR will advise the Minister on requests for parole and electronic home supervision. Minister Duncan appointed these experts to the CCR on Wednesday, November 17.

Minister Duncan described Havertong as having a widespread knowledge of the judicial system. He said Richards had vast experience in dealing with people." Of Aron, he said: "As a psychologist, I'm sure he will put his training to good use." He said he had very good information about Hartzmann, who he has contributed in his three years as a lawyer here.

Of Dr. Arndell he said, "Everybody knows who the doctor is." She has been a working psychologist for more than 20 years and runs a private practice.

Havertong assured the community that the CCR will "carry out our duties to the best of our abilities."

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