Category: community supervision

[Apply Now] Reducing Revocations Challenge

Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) are accepting applications for the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national research and policy initiative dedicated to transforming probation and reducing unnecessary failures that contribute to mass incarceration. The Challenge seeks to support action research in up to 10 jurisdictions around the country to better understand why revocations occur …

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Officer Wellness and Retention: Promising Practices from Community Supervision Administrators

In 2018, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the National Reentry Resource Center partnered to better understand challenges facing the community supervision workforce and identify ways to address them. APPA spoke with community supervision leaders from 15 states in interviews that focused on front-line staff recruitment, training, retention, and performance evaluation. This brief …

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Pennsylvania Poised to Reform Probation and Parole

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff Pennsylvania has the highest rate of people on parole in the country and a ballooning probation population, but three Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) bills that passed the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this month could change that. These bills, part of a larger effort to reform …

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[Apply Now] Transforming Juvenile Probation Certificate Program

The Center for Juvenile Justice Reform (CJJR) and The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation (AECF), are seeking applications from up to seven state and local jurisdictions to participate in the new Transforming Juvenile Probation Certificate Program. The program will support multidisciplinary teams from state and …

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[Apply Now] Artificial Intelligence Research and Development to Support Community Supervision

The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding of innovative, investigator-initiated technology research and development projects to apply advances in artificial intelligence (AI) to promote the successful reentry of people under community supervision in the United States. This includes the development of AI solutions to aid community supervision agencies and …

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Register for Webinar: Community Supervision and Behavior Change—Techniques That Work

Hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse Changing the way a client behaves is an important component of community supervision. This webinar will provide insight into the basics of behavior modification by drawing from current thinking and examples in the field, demonstrating how it can be effectively implemented in community supervision. Presenters will provide practical examples of how …

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Infographic: The Importance of Implementing Risk and Needs Assessments Successfully

Risk and needs assessments are critical tools that corrections and community supervision agencies can use to help them accomplish their goals of reducing recidivism and using resources efficiently. The results of these assessments can help agencies estimate risk of recidivism among the people they supervise, identify the specific needs of individuals, and make more informed …

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Apply Now: Promoting Success in Community Supervision

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation aims to address the nation’s most pressing and persistent challenges using evidence-based, multidisciplinary approaches. The goal of this RFP is to help spur community corrections research and policy innovations that promote success and improve supervision outcomes. LJAF seeks proposals for projects that address the following priorities: Shaping, accelerating, and …

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What Works in Reentry Seminar and Livestream

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) What Works in Reentry seminar will focus on the role and importance of institutional and community corrections, and rehabilitative and reentry services in crime prevention and public safety efforts. The seminar will support NIJ and the field in furthering the corrections and reentry research agenda, and advancing the knowledge …

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North Dakota Explores Expanding Alternatives to Incarceration and Behavioral Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System

By CSG Justice Center Staff North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke at the state’s forum on public safety. At a North Dakota Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee meeting last month, CSG Justice Center staff highlighted recent decreases in prison admissions that resulted from alcohol and drug offenses and probation revocations. These declines seem to be …

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