The North Carolina Department of Correction protects the safety of citizens in communities throughout North Carolina by providing alternatives and supervision to offenders placed in its custody. It employs a staff of more than 40 officers. The department maintains the community corrections division that is responsible for the supervision of adult offenders on probation, parole and post-release parole supervision. In addition, it oversees several community service work programs. The North Carolina Department of Correction s alcoholism and chemical dependency programs division provides comprehensive intervention, programs, services and opportunities to achieve self-actualized recovery to offenders with alcohol and drug problems. With an office in Lexington, N.C., its office of victim services assists the victims of crime and provides expertise and education to victims.