Law Enforcement Risk Project

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), will develop a toolkit for use by law enforcement that will improve information exchange among police, parole, and probation agencies regarding individuals under community supervision. This project will build upon evidenced-based practices from both law enforcement and community corrections to develop more efficient and effective strategies for sharing information about individuals on probation and parole. Lessons learned from the development and pilot implementation of this risk-based toolkit will provide guidance for policymakers and practitioners nationwide.

The goal of this project is to improve information exchange among police, parole, and probation agencies regarding individuals under community supervision. This project will identify risk-based strategies for exchanging information about those on probation and parole, implement those strategies in an urban jurisdiction with a significant proportion of high-risk individuals under community supervision, and evaluate the effectiveness of these strategies in improving information exchange among law enforcement and community corrections agencies as well as their impact on reentry outcomes for individuals on probation and parole. Through the application of risk principles to improve information exchange, this project will provide law enforcement and community corrections agencies with the information needed to more effectively manage those individuals under community supervision who are most likely to reoffend.