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Parole Resources

As a parole professional, you are learning about or are already familiar with the process of assisting parolees through the supervised process of regular checkins, helping them participate in rehab programs, and abiding by all other conditions of their release. It's about helping a formerly incarcerated person reacclimate to the community successfully so that they have a reduce risk of reoffending.

This page is designed to provide parole professionals like you with the resources you need to succeed in your work and achieve your goals. The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) offers a variety of parole resources such as streaming videos, publications, and resource links that can help you stay informed about the latest best practices and research in the field. Whether you're looking for information on risk assessment, supervision strategies, or program evaluation, we have the resources you need to help your clients succeed and achieve successful reintegration into society. Our goal is to provide you with the tools and knowledge to help you achieve your goals as a parole professional and support your clients in the best way possible.

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How can Technical Assistance help my parole program?

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) can provide a variety of services to assist parole agencies with their operations and enhance the services provided to the clients under their supervision. Some examples of how NIC can provide technical assistance to a parole agency include:

  • Offering training and professional development opportunities: NIC can provide training and professional development opportunities for parole staff on a variety of topics, such as supervision strategies, risk assessment, and evidence-based practices.

  • Providing guidance on best practices: NIC can help parole agencies stay up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in the field, and provide guidance on how to implement these practices in their agency.

  • Assisting with program design and implementation: NIC can help parole agencies design and implement new programs or initiatives, such as reentry programs, risk-reduction programs or rehabilitation programs for individuals on parole.

  • Facilitating the development of partnerships and collaborations: NIC can help parole agencies forge partnerships and collaborations with other organizations or agencies, which can help to improve the agency's services and resources.

Overall, the NIC's technical assistance can help parole agencies to be more effective and efficient in their operations and improve the services provided to the clients on parole and the community.

What is an example of Technical Assistance for Parole?

A hypothetical example of the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) providing technical assistance to a parole agency is a case where a federal parole agency wants help to develop and implement a risk-reduction program for individuals on parole. The agency is looking for ways to reduce recidivism among parolees and improve outcomes for individuals under their supervision.

NIC provides training and professional development opportunities for agency staff on evidence-based practices for risk-reduction and provided guidance on program design and implementation. We can also help facilitate the development of partnerships between the agency and community-based organizations that provide services to individuals on parole, such as job training and mental health counseling, to expand the resources available to the individuals under the agency's supervision.

As a result of the NIC's technical assistance, the agency is able to develop and implement a successful risk-reduction program that helped to reduce recidivism among parolees. This improves the outcomes for the individuals reintegrating into their community and enhances public safety for everyone.

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