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2013
Document 027248
Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole Fact Sheet Series
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (New York, NY).
Access to eight fact sheets “on topics related to crime victims and victims’ needs throughout the community corrections process” is provided. Topics covered are: The Role of Community Corrections in Victim Services; Collaboration and Partnership for Victim Services in Community Corrections; Family Violence; Restitution and Other Legal Financial Obligations; Seeking Victim Input; Victim Information and Notification; Victim/Offender Programs; and Workplace Violence.... Read More
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2013
Document 027725
Effective Responses to Offender Behavior: Lessons Learned from Probation and Parole Supervision
American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); National Center for State Courts (NCSC) (Williamsburg, VA); Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew Center on the Courts. Public Safety Performance Project (PSPP) (Washington, DC) .
“Using effective strategies to keep probationers and parolees crime- and drug-free and curb their revocation rates is among the most important issues facing our community corrections supervision system … Based on solid research, two key strategies that many agencies have begun to implement are the use of swift, certain, and proportionate sanctions to respond to violations, and the use of incentives to promote and reinforce compliance among probationers and parolees” (p. 1-2). This report does a ... Read More
PDF
35 pages
2013
Document 027644
Principles of an Effective Criminal Justice Response to the Challenges and Needs of Drug-Involved Individuals
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National Judicial College (NJC) (Reno, NV); Justice Management Institute (Westminster, CO); Pretrial Justice Institute (PCI) (Washington, DC); American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
“The Principles report outlines ten operating guidelines that define highly-successful system-level responses to address the needs of drug involved individuals. And the needs are staggering – with estimates as high as 60 percent of arrestees in jail with positive drug tests and fragmented service networks in the highest need communities, the responsibility to treat and rehabilitate drug-involved defendants and offenders has fallen squarely on criminal justice systems. While some systems have had... Read More
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50 pages
2013
Document 028056
Preventing and Addressing Sexual Abuse in Tribal Detention Facilities: The Impact of the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA)
By Layman, Elizabeth. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC).
“The National Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Standards were released in 2012 to provide comprehensive guidance on the prevention, detection, and response to sexual abuse and violence within confinement settings across the country. Although the National PREA Standards do not specifically extend to tribal detention facilities, all confinement facilities, regardless of their obligations under PREA, are being held to a higher legal standard for the prevention of and response to sexual abuse and ... Read More
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2013
Document 028034
Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole: Training Curriculum [and] Participant Manual [Lesson Plans and Participants’ Manual]
U.S. Dept. of Justice (DOJ). Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (CSG) (Lexington, KY).
“The goal of this training program is to provide community corrections officers with information on strategies they can use to enhance their interactions with and services to crime victims. By the conclusion of this training participants will be able to: describe the impacts and implications of crime on its victims; identify the specific rights of victims, and describe the role of community corrections staff in implementing victims’ rights; demonstrate skills for communicating effectively with c... Read More
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429 pages (Training Curriculum – 201 pages, Participant Manual – 114 pages, Presentation Slides – 114 pages)
2012
Document 027633
Voice of the Victim: A Perspective Spotlight Issue
U.S. Dept. of Justice. Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Governments (CSG) (Lexington, KY).
This special issue of Perspectives is “is dedicated to promoting innovative programs, policies and protocols that improve crime victims’ rights and services in community corrections” (p. iii). Features of this issue cover: The Power of Information and Notification: A Victim/Survivor’s Perspective; Recommendations from the Public Hearing on Victim Issues in Probation and Parole: August 18, 2010; Crime Victims and Offender Reentry; Victim Services Provided Through The Allen County, Indiana Reentry... Read More
PDF
100 pages
2012
Document 026554
Community Corrections Automated Case Management Procurement Guide with Bid Specifications, Version 1.0
By Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Council of State Government (Lexington, KY).
'The following [publication] offers guidance to those tasked with the procurement of an automated information solution (e.g., case management system) for a community corrections agency. Currently there is a lack of concise literature to assist probation or parole agencies looking to procure or build systems that will support both their internal needs and their external information sharing needs ' Herein the process of planning and procuring a system is streamlined for the probation and/or parole... Read More
PDF
145 pages
2012
Document 026830
EBP: The Implications of Supervision: Strategies for Improving Corrections' Capacity for Implementing EBPs: The Colorado EBP Project for Implementation Capacity (EPIC) Staff Development System
By Bogue, Brad. American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
This article looks at the Colorado’s EBP Project for Implementation Capacity (EPIC). “EPIC is a pilot demonstration project to test the efficacy of implementation strategies, especially ones for improving corrections’ capacity for implementing EBPs. This project emphasizes building capacity to implement by focusing on developing a certain set of skills within a select set of staff in 17 different corrections organizations. The skills emphasized are offender assessment, cognitive behavioral tre... Read More
PDF
18 pages
2011
Document 025517
Webinar: Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision: Part 2, What Works in Parole and the Prisoner Reentry Process
By Bartruff, Jerry; Lowe, Nathan; Rogers, Shawn. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Reentry Resource Center (New York, NY); American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
“The goal of this webinar is to educate community corrections professionals on evidence-based practices (EBPs) of parole supervision, particularly with respect to the reentry of parolees leaving prison.” Participants will be able to: understand the core elements of EBPs and parole supervision; discuss the pros and cons of EBPs implementation; recognize leadership qualities that are conducive to using a successful evidence-based approach; and identify at least two practices that they could implem... Read More
VIDEO
1 video file (103 minutes) + 45 pages
2011
Document 025511
Webinar: Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision: Part I, A Focus on Current Issues and Trends in Probation
By Rogers, Shawn; Corso, Deena; Lowe, Nathan; Nagy, Geraldine. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). National Reentry Resource Center (New York, NY); American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
“The goal of this webinar is to educate community corrections professionals in both adult and juvenile sectors on the current trends of evidence-based practices (EBPs) of probation supervision.” Participants will be able to: understand the core elements of EBPs and probation supervision; discuss the pros and cons of EBPs implementation; recognize leadership qualities that are conducive to using a successful evidence-based approach; and identify at least two practices that they could implement to... Read More
VIDEO
1 video file (130 minutes) + 41 pages
2011
Document 025681
Community Supervision Workload Considerations for Public Safety
By DeMichele, Matthew T.; Payne, Brian K.; Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
Two tools are described that will help the community corrections field become more efficient—a time study template and a workload matrix. “These tools, hopefully, will move the filed past the debate between caseload size and workload” (p. 2). This publication is divided into six parts: the misunderstood community corrections filed—more than evidence-based practices; framing the debate of workload versus caseload issues—the benefits of a time study template and a workload matrix for agencies, the... Read More
PDF
88 pages
2011
Document 027812
Managing the Risks Posed by Offender Computer Use: An APPA Technology Committee Issue Paper
By Bowker, Art. American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
If you are a community corrections officer you should read this article. This article offers an efficient way to effectively monitor your supervisees’ computer use. Sections of this article cover: the issue of computer use and disuse by offenders such as gang members and sex offenders; the five major components of computer management—know what computer(s) the supervisee has or has access to, deciding how to monitor computer or Internet use, going online to check unauthorized use, using complemen... Read More
PDF
10 pages
2011
Document 025705
Promising Practices in Providing Pretrial Services Functions Within Probation Agencies: A Users Guide
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY); Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington, DC).
Guidance is provided for jurisdictions looking to incorporate a pretrial services function within a probation department. This combination will serve to “retain or implement evidence-based practices in a way that provides the most efficient use of criminal justice resources without sacrificing public safety” (p. 7). Sections of this publication are: introduction; advantages of providing pretrial services functions in a probation department—taking advantage of existing infrastructure and relatio... Read More
PDF
36 pages
2010
Document 025704
An Elected Official's Guide to Community Correctional Options; Second Edition
By Layton, Linda; McFarland, Dennis; Kincaid, Diane. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assitance (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
Effective ways for using community corrections to reduce crime are examined. “Based on the latest research available, the practices and strategies identified in this guide are viable, evidence-based options for reducing recidivism and preventing crime while managing costs” (p. 3). Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; defining community corrections; dollars and sense—balancing public safety with prudent public spending; core components for effective community correctiona... Read More
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61 pages
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