Category: Probation

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 10

People Sentenced to Prison, Not Probation, Are More Likely to Reoffend, UC Berkeley Study Finds

The Daily Californian By Ella Colbert A study conducted by a UC Berkeley professor that was published Monday found that individuals sentenced to prison rather than probation were more likely to re-enter the prison system. David Harding, a UC Berkeley associate professor of sociology, said he worked on the study with his three co-authors for …

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Oct 09

More Than Four out of Five Kids Supervised by LA County Probation Had Contact with the Child Welfare System

WitnessLA By Taylor Walker The population of youth in Los Angeles County’s probation camps who have had contact with the child welfare system is larger than originally estimated, according to a study by the University of Southern California’s Children’s Data Network. Researchers connected the records of 387 youth who exited LA County Probation camps in 2015 …

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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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Sep 13

Palm Beach County Program Partners with Probation Officers to Improve Reentry, One Youth at a Time

By Cynthia Thaler and Katy Albis A Palm Beach County probation officer speaks with youth under his supervision about the importance of reentry services. Steven’s path to college had a few detours. As a child, he was in and out of foster care, and at 17 he was placed in a Florida Department of Juvenile …

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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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Jul 14

Group: Millions in Criminal Justice Costs Could Be Averted as Soon as 2018

Missoulian By Ashley Nerbovig Montana has committed several million dollars to fund criminal justice reform measures passed by the 2017 Legislature, but federal government funding to aid future efforts is not yet a sure thing. Friday, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved a spending bill that included about $25 million in funding for the Justice …

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May 08

Levin: Texas Should Close Prisons, but Strengthen Alternatives

Houston Chronicle By Marc Levin Texas has gained national acclaim for closing prisons while achieving declines in crime that exceed the national drop. Since 2005, crime has fallen 33.4 percent in Texas while the incarceration rate has declined 16.6 percent. How did it happen? In 2005, the state launched a grant program whereby probation departments …

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May 05

Apply Now: Juvenile Probation Reform Academy

The American Probation and Parole Association, The Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice have partnered to deliver a Juvenile Probation Reform Academy for juvenile probation and parole leaders and managers. The academy will take place August 30–31 in New York, New York. The Juvenile Probation …

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