Community Supervision: Probation and Parole


Reentry Essentials: The Role of Corrections in Reentry

August 20, 2018

The primary function of correctional supervision was once seen as control and custody; however, corrections agencies have increasingly come to recognize that focusing on rehabilitation and planning for reentry are fundamental to their missions to increase public safety.

Second Chance Act Grantees Use a Continuous Quality Improvement Approach in Corrections and Community Supervision

As the corrections and community supervision paradigms shift toward implementing evidence-based practices and programs (EBPs), there is an emerging need for leaders in the field to ensure accurate application of EBPs throughout the workforce and improve how staff monitor program outcomes.

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

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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