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The Neglected "R" – Responsivity and the Federal Offender

This paper describes an empirical investigation of the presence of responsivity factors among offenders under federal post-conviction supervision.

Addressing Responsivity Issues with Criminal Justice-Involved Native Americans

This article explains how the responsivity issues of Native American (NA) individuals can be effectively addressed.

A Review of Probation Home Visits: What Do We Know?

This article highlights the historical importance of home visits as a key element of probation and suggests future avenues to inform the field about their full potential and utility.

Policy Implications of Police-Probation/Parole Partnerships: A Review of the Empirical Literature

This article examines the benefits and challenges of interagency collaboration between law enforcement and community corrections. 

Changing Probation Officer Attitudes: Training Experience, Motivation, and Knowledge

The impact of evidence-based training on the level of probation officers’ (POs) knowledge of “what works” in effective interventions and also on the POs’ attitudes about providing better service are examined.

7 Keys to “Make EBPs Stick”: Lessons From the Field

This report provides evidence to improve the implementation of evidence-based supervision focused on new training initiatives for staff.

Reducing Recidivism Through Probation Supervision: What We Know and Don’t Know From Four Decades of Research

This article is about the relationship between recidivism rates and supervision skills used by probation officers (or others who supervise offenders on community-based orders or parole).

Early Termination of Supervision: No Compromise to Community Safety

The “effectiveness of early termination as a measure that permits probation offices to focus supervision resources on persons most likely to recidivate, without compromising the statutory purposes of probation and supervised release” is examined.

The Role of Program Design, Implementation, and Evaluation in Evidence-Based “Real World” Community Supervision

The use of Strategy in Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS), a comprehensive model for community supervision, is discussed. 

Motivational Interviewing Training In Criminal Justice: Development of a Model Plan

The utilization of motivational interviewing (MI) by probation officers is explained.

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