Category: Probation

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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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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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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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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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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Justice Success Story: How Illinois Cut Its Prison Population

The Crime Report By Edith Brady-Lunny and Ted Gest As states grapple with persistently high incarceration numbers, with more than two million people still in prisons and jails nationwide, the main focus has been on the back end of the justice system: reducing the time inmates stay behind bars. Some reformers are urging a similar focus …

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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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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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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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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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