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Probation and Parole

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Probation is a prison sentence that is suspended on the condition that the offender follow certain prescribed rules and commit no further crimes. Today, probation is a federal, state, and local activity administered by more than 2,000 separate agenices, with nearly 4 million adult offenders under supervision. (Seiter 2014)

Parole, both a procedure by which a board administratively releases inmates from prison as well as a provision for post-release supervision, comes from the French word parol, referring to "word," as in giving one's word of honor or promise. 

The research highlighted on this page covers a range of probation and parole related, corrections topics from supervision and sanctions to special offenders and electronic monitoring. Additional resources on Evidence-Based Practices used in probation can be found here: Evidence-Based Practices.

 

The American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is offering a free webinar

You Can’t Read the Label from Inside the Jar: Disruptive Truth Bombs about Criminology, Implementation Science, and Real-World Organizational Change

As described by the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA),  "...this presentation will provide the 'real talk' necessary to think critically about the truths, lies, twists, and real-world trials about criminology, implementation science, and organizational change. Blunt, honest, sometimes funny, and painful where necessary, the presenter will illuminate the realities of modern sciences as they apply (or not) to real-world and authentic, lasting change. Attendees will learn to think beyond the conventional norms about how to effect real organizational change. Attendees will also be given basic introduction to the 10 Essential Principles for Implementation Leadership - practically derived and scientifically supported approaches to leading real-world change in criminal justice settings."

Registration Link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4353563966903858689 

Date and Time: Thursday, April 18, 2019, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

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Community Services Division