Category: Probation

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: 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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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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