Community Supervision: Probation and Parole


Research, Community Supervision Agency Partnership Is Central to Grant Program

As an FY2012 Smart Supervision Program grantee, the Court Support Services Division of the Connecticut Judicial Branch joined with researchers from Central Connecticut State University to develop a series of scripts that probation officers can use during routine visits with adults under supervision.

NRRC Projects

Second Chance Act Innovations in Supervision

This grant program provides funding for states, units of local government, and federally recognized tribal governments to develop and test innovative strategies and implement evidence-based probation and parole approaches that effectively address people’s criminogenic risk and needs and reduce recidivism.

Second Chance Act Juvenile Community Supervision Improvement Program

This grant program provides grants to develop and implement comprehensive plans to improve juvenile community supervision using evidence-based supervision strategies to reduce recidivism and improve other outcomes for juveniles under community supervision, and prevent any further progression into the juvenile justice system.

Second Chance Act Innovations in Reentry Initiative

This grant program provides funding for state and local government agencies and federally recognized tribal governments to plan and implement effective reentry strategies that reduce recidivism and increase public safety.

Key Resources

What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Focus Area: Supervision and Sanctions

Broadly speaking, community supervision holds great promise both as an alternative to incarceration as well as a means of reintegrating people as they transition back to the community. As a result, significant attention has been paid to evaluating its effectiveness in the Supervision and Sanctions section of the clearinghouse.

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What Works in Reentry Clearinghouse Focus Area: Case Management and Comprehensive Programs

This section of the clearinghouse provides an overview and examination of key evaluative research of comprehensive and case management programs. These programs provide or link participants to a broad array of services including educational development, employment preparation and skills, mental health and substance abuse treatment, and housing assistance.

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

This guide provides probation leaders with a roadmap to overhaul the operations of their agencies so they can increase public safety in their communities and improve rates of compliance among people they are supervising.

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