Category: Parole

May 30

Strategies to Engage Employers in Conversations about Hiring Applicants with Criminal Records

This tip sheet from the National Reentry Resource Center offers suggestions on how organizations and agencies that provide support to people who have criminal records—including parole and probation agencies, reentry service providers, and educational and occupational training programs—can engage employers in conversations about hiring people who have criminal records, which will help improve the employment …

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Apr 24

Apply Now: Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community—Swift, Certain, and Fair Supervision

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the FY 2018 Innovative Responses to Behavior in the Community: Swift, Certain, and Fair (SCF) Supervision program. Grants will provide funding for state and local parole and probation agencies to help prevent recidivism and reduce crime in their jurisdictions through the use …

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Apr 18

Changes to Georgia’s Probation System Yield Positive Early Results

By CSG Justice Center Staff As a result of justice reinvestment legislation passed in Georgia in mid-2017, 17,570 active felony probation cases were moved to unsupervised status later that year, and more active cases continue to be transitioned at a steady pace. Probation officer caseload sizes have also decreased from an average of 170 people …

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Apr 06

Symposium on the Future of Juvenile Community Supervision

With the support of the federal Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice, and the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) have partnered to host an unprecedented symposium at the APPA’s 43rd Annual Training Institute on …

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Jan 16

Apply Now: NIC’s Norval Morris Program on Corrections Innovation

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is soliciting nominations from important innovations in correctional practices or policies through its recently launched Norval Morris Program on Corrections Innovation (NMPCI). NMPCI is a new initiative that aims to identify, support, and celebrate important innovations in corrections practice and policy. Any state, local or federal corrections agency (e.g., a department …

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Oct 12

Rhode Island Governor Signs Bills to Increase Public Safety, Promote Rehabilitation and Treatment

By CSG Justice Center Staff Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signs justice reinvestment legislation with the support of state and community leaders. On October 5, 2017, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo signed a package of justice reinvestment bills, which are expected to improve the state’s criminal justice system by supporting rehabilitation and informed decision making …

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Oct 01

New Law Provides Sidetrack to Prison for Probation Violators in Arkansas

Arkansas Online By John Moritz LONOKE — Seated in the gallery of her expansive courtroom on the third floor of the Lonoke County Courthouse, behind the bar and facing her usual chair, Circuit Judge Barbara Elmore thought about the offenders likely to appear at the defense table now at her left. In probation revocation hearings …

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Aug 30

Newly Configured Parole Board a Linchpin of MT’s Correctional Reforms

KXLH By Mikenzie Frost (DEER LODGE) For the first time in Montana’s history, the state board deciding parole for thousands of criminal offenders now has full-time members with a background in corrections – a key piece of sentencing reforms enacted by the 2017 Legislature. Scott Cruse, a former FBI agent and the board’s new chair, …

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Jul 23

Prison, Jail Reforms Need Joint Effort

The Bismarck Tribune North Dakota wants to reduce the number of inmates in the state prison and provide treatment for those with drug problems and behavioral issues. It’s the smart thing to do, but it won’t be easy and it will take time. There are growing pains involved and that was apparent in a story …

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Jul 18

Life on Parole

Around half of all the inmates put on parole in the U.S. end up violating the terms of their release and are sent back to prison. But across the country, states are trying to change the way their parole systems work in an effort to lower recidivism rates and reduce prison populations. In a new …

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