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2015
Document 030162
A Tribal Probation Officers Guide to Working with Victims
By Seymour, Anne. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
"While victims are not the primary client for you as a tribal probation officer [TPO], you are in a unique position to provide them with critical information and link them with services. This bulletin is designed to provide TPOs with a brief overview of victims’ rights, tips to help coordinate and improve the delivery of victim services, and information about the varied services available to victims of crime" (p. 3). Sections of this publication cover: why tribal probation officers should be con... Read More

20 pages
2014
Document 029598
A Note on HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2: Dispelling the Myths about Justice-Health Information Sharing
By Matz, Adam K.. U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
"HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996) and 42 CFR Part 2 (Title 42: Public Health, Part 2—Confidentiality of Substance Abuse Patient Records) are two of the most commonly cited barriers to cross-domain information sharing" (p. 1). This brief takes the ten most common myths about justice-health information sharing and explains the realities behind them.... Read More
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5 pages
2013
Document 029677
Secondary Trauma: The Personal Impact of Working with Criminal Offenders
By Lewis, Kirsten. American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) (Lexington, KY).
This is a great article explaining how and why community corrections officers experience traumatic stress on the job and related efforts to address this problem. Sections cover: stress—it comes with the job; number of primary traumatic incidents for officers—28% experience four or more incidents; secondary (indirect ) traumatic stress (STS) or compassion fatigue--symptoms and number experienced—44% of 3-4 symptoms; vicarious traumatization (VT) due to empathetic encounters with victimized indiv... Read More

14 pages
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
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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); National 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
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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
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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
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