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Voice of the Victim: A Perspective Spotlight Issue

This special issue promotes innovative programs, policies and protocols that improve crime victims’ rights and services in community corrections.

Promising Victim Related Practices in Probation and Parole Fact Sheet Series

Access to eight fact sheets “on topics related to crime victims and victims’ needs throughout the community corrections process” is provided. 

The Impact of Probation and Parole Populations on Arrests in Four California Cities

This study’s purpose was to determine the extent to which people on probation and parole contribute to the demands on the resources of local law enforcement, and to identify what opportunities exist to use data to target their limited resources more effectively.

Forum: Preparing for the New Parole Revocation Process

This website provides information regarding the implementation of California's new parole revocation process beginning July 1, 2013.

Civil Liabilities and Other Legal Issues for Probation/Parole Officers and Supervisors: 4th Edition

This NIC monograph is the 2013 revision and update of previous (1982, 1985, 2001) editions.

The Importance of a Low Span of Control in Effective Implementation of Evidence Based Probation and Parole Practices

This report explains why the current probation officer to supervisor ratio (7:1 span of control) should not be increased to a higher level due to significant impacts on the implementation and sustainability of evidence-based practices (EBPs) in the Community Based Correctional System in Iowa.

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. 

Special Challenges Facing Parole

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.

Paroling Authorities’ Strategic Planning and Management for Results

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."

The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety

This paper provides suggestions and examples about how these key decision-making 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.

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