Category: Parole

Online Course: Ten Steps to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism

The American Probation and Parole Association has released an online course designed in partnership with the National Reentry Resource Center. Based on A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism, the course provides a ten-step action plan to help a probation department visualize transformation of its practices from beginning to end, and to align it with …

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[APPLY NOW] Innovations in Supervision Initiative: Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Violent Crime and Recidivism

In partnership with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center is seeking applications from state and local government agencies or federally recognized tribal entities to serve as model sites in the Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI): Community Corrections Collaborations to Reduce Violent Crime and …

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With Second Chance Act Grant, Probation Officer Brings Positive Change to Maricopa County

By The Council of State Governments Justice Center Staff Tasked with working one-on-one with people under supervision, probation and parole officers play a critical role in supporting a person’s successful reentry to the community. And yet, officers are also often overworked, tasked with large caseloads, and experience trauma from the day-to-day requirements of their position. …

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To Safely Cut Incarceration, States Rethink Responses to Supervision Violations

This month, The Pew Charitable Trusts released To Safely Cut Incarceration, States Rethink Responses to Supervision Violations, a brief that highlights policies states have enacted through  the Justice Reinvestment Initiative that have reduced revocations to prison for technical violations of probation and parole conditions. These policies include using positive incentives, administrative responses, and supervision approaches …

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[Request for Proposals] The Bernard and Audre Rapaport Foundation

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Foundation invites letters of inquiry by August 15, 2019 for support for projects that will make a substantial difference in the lives of incarcerated men and women after they have completed their sentences. The significant impediments that incarcerated men and women face as they attempt to re-start their lives and …

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[Register for Webinar] Responding to the Reducing Revocations Challenge Request for Proposals

Hosted by Arnold Ventures and the CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance (ISLG) Arnold Ventures and ISLG have launched the Reducing Revocations Challenge, a national research and policy initiative dedicated to transforming probation and reducing unnecessary failures that contribute to mass incarceration. The Reducing Revocations Challenge seeks to support action research in up to 10 jurisdictions …

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[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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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: Innovations in Supervision Initiative–Community Corrections-Led Violence Reduction Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), through The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, is inviting proposals from states, localities, and federally recognized tribal jurisdictions to serve as models for probation and/or parole partnerships with law enforcement and/or prosecuting agencies to reduce violent crime and recidivism among people under supervision. …

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American Correctional Association’s 2019 Winter Conference

This conference will provide information on emerging technology and opportunities to develop and improve leadership skills in the corrections field. Examples of workshops include: Reintegrating the Mentally Ill Offender: Review of a New Approach Jail to Community Medication Assisted Treatment—What No One Tells You! Strategies to Increase GED Completions Thinking Outside the Box: Ways to …

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