Category: supervision

North Dakota Explores Expanding Alternatives to Incarceration and Behavioral Health Services for People in the Criminal Justice System

By CSG Justice Center Staff North Dakota Lieutenant Governor Brent Sanford spoke at the state’s forum on public safety. At a North Dakota Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee meeting last month, CSG Justice Center staff highlighted recent decreases in prison admissions that resulted from alcohol and drug offenses and probation revocations. These declines seem to be …

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Second Chance Act Grantees Use a Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in Corrections and Community Supervision

By the CSG Justice Center Staff Across the country, criminal justice professionals have committed to analyzing drivers of recidivism and implementing evidence-based programs and practices (EBPs) that can help to reduce the likelihood of people reoffending. As the corrections and community supervision paradigms shift toward implementing EBPs, there is an emerging need for leaders in …

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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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Register for Webinar: Lead Case Planner Webinar Series–How Community Supervision Agencies Can Develop and Implement Collaborative Comprehensive Case Plans

Hosted by the National Reentry Resource Center, with funding support from the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Date: Wednesday, June 13 Time: 2–3:30 p.m. ET Many programs struggle to develop and maintain case plans that help their participants reduce their risk for recidivating and advance their goals for recovery. To address this …

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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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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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North Carolina Reduces Probation Revocations with Short, Swift Sanctions

By CSG Justice Center Staff Repeated probation violations and few tools to respond caused probation officers in North Carolina to revoke so many people from probation that they accounted for more than half of the state’s prison admissions in FY2009. Three-quarters of those people were revoked for technical violations, such as missing a curfew or …

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Legislature Considering Solutions to State’s Overcrowded Prisons, Jails

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle By Whitney Bermes Montana’s prison population is over capacity, growing and continuing to put pressure on local jails, but a package of bills before the Legislature this session aims to reverse that trend. The 12 pieces of legislation, nine of which are still alive, hit a wide array of issues among …

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