Category: supervision

[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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Officer Wellness and Retention: Promising Practices from Community Supervision Administrators

In 2018, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) and the National Reentry Resource Center partnered to better understand challenges facing the community supervision workforce and identify ways to address them. APPA spoke with community supervision leaders from 15 states in interviews that focused on front-line staff recruitment, training, retention, and performance evaluation. This brief …

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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] 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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Register for Webinar: Community Supervision and Behavior Change—Techniques That Work

Hosted by the Justice Clearinghouse Changing the way a client behaves is an important component of community supervision. This webinar will provide insight into the basics of behavior modification by drawing from current thinking and examples in the field, demonstrating how it can be effectively implemented in community supervision. Presenters will provide practical examples of how …

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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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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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