A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism

This guide draws extensively on the experience of a multi-year effort in Travis County, Texas (Austin), to implement each of the four recidivism reduction practices. The fieldwork in Travis County emerged from an on-the-ground reality: Although much had been written about evidence-based practices in parole agencies, little or no research had been conducted on how the individual elements of effective probation practices can be used together to produce positive agency-wide outcomes. To download the report, click here.