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2011
Document 024201
The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety
Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
“This paper provides suggestions and examples about how these key decisionmaking functions of parole [which offenders participate in which programs, when, and for how long] can be shaped to target resources effectively according to the principles of risk, need, and responsivity” (p. viii). Sections of this publication include: introduction; historical context; the cusp of change; parole at the crossroads; resources to support parole’s new role; targets of excellence in paroling authority decisio... Read More
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29 pages
2011
Document 024199
Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
Individuals involved in making sure their parole agency’s goals are being met need to read this paper. It provides guidance for a paroling authority in “defining its vision and mission, assembling information and resources to accomplish its goals, and putting into place appropriate management and performance measurement systems to carry out its objectives and measure its progress” (p. v). Six chapters are contained in this publication: craft your vision and mission statements; assess your organi... Read More
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33 pages
2011
Document 024200
Special Challenges Facing Parole
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC).
This guide is designed to “lay out the context, summarize the key issues, highlight the recent research, and provide suggestions about where to find more extensive and detailed resources” about special populations parole boards may have contact with (p. xiii). Seven chapters are contained in this publication: sex offenders; offenders who have significant mental health concerns; offenders who have significant substance abuse problems; women offenders; aging or geriatric offenders; youthful/juveni... Read More
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64 pages
2010
Document 024372
A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI) (Washington, DC); Justice Management Institute (JMI) (Denver, CO); The Carey Group (Silver Spring, MD).
This report is essential reading for individuals wanting to achieve "measurable reductions of pretrial misconduct and post-conviction reoffending" (p.6). Eight sections follow an introduction (a new paradigm for the justice system): underlying premises; the key decision points, decision makers, and stakeholders in the criminal justice system; examining justice system decision making through the lens of harm reduction; the principles underlying the framework; applying evidence-based principles to... Read More
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68 p.
2010
Document 024197
Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff
By Stroker, Richard; Burke, Peggy, ed.; Gilligan, Leilah, ed.. National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); National Institute of Corrections. Community Corrections Division (Washington, DC).
New parole board members and parole executives should read this publication. It will introduce them to the core competencies they need to have to effectively execute their public responsibilities. Chapters cover: the broad context of parole work—parole’s function, purpose, and role in the criminal justice system, parole and other state or local entities, and legal and ethical issues; discharging duties effectively—leadership, strategic planning, emerging best practices and evidence-based practi... Read More
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49 p.
1992
Document 010447
Parole Violation and Revocation: Lessons for Policy Development (Without Appendices)
By Burke, Peggy B.; Bellassai, John P.; Toborg, Mary A.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA); Toborg Associates (Washington, DC); COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC).
Following a discussion of the significance of parole violation and revocation issues, assistance provided by the National Institute of Corrections to each of five jurisdictions is summarized. Because the number of offenders on parole is increasing, the percentage revoked must decline for work load to merely stay constant, necessitating the development of new ways to handle violations.... Read More
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35 p.
1990
Document 008227
Policy for Parole Release and Revocation: The National Institute of Corrections 1988-1989 Technical Assistance Project
By Burke, Peggy B.; Adams, Linda; Ney, Becki. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). COSMOS Corp. (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA).
The purpose of this project is to assist paroling authorities with their decisionmaking responsibilities by focusing upon improving policies and practices. Specific progress made by certain state jurisdictions is summarized, and lessons learned are presented.... Read More
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54 p.
1987
Document 005797
Structuring Parole Decision-making: Lessons from Technical Assistance in Nine States
By Burke, Peggy B.; Adams, Linda M.; Kaufman, Gerald; Ney, Rebecca Jo. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). Cosmos Corp. (Washington, DC); Center for Effective Public Policy (Philadelphia, PA).
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50 p.
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