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NCJ Number: 250402 Find in a Library
Title: Probation and Parole's Growing Caseloads and Workloads Allocation: Strategies for Managerial Decision Making
Author(s): Matthew T. DeMichele
Corporate Author: American Probation and Parole Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: May 2007
Page Count: 70
Sponsoring Agency: American Probation and Parole Assoc
Lexington, KY 40578
Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2006-DD-BX-K023
Sale Source: American Probation and Parole Assoc
P.O. Box 11910
Iron Works Pike
Lexington, KY 40578
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document; Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Based on an online information request from the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) to its members and a focus group of experts, this report is viewed by the APPA as a first step toward a better understanding of probation and parole practitioners’ views of workload allocation as the number of probationers, the severity of their offenses, and the number and restrictiveness of probation conditions are increasing. .
Abstract: This report’s overall intention is to move community corrections policymakers and stakeholders closer to determining workload standards based on research regarding the cost-effectiveness of various strategies and practices. It is difficult to determine appropriate workload levels nationwide; however, it is clear that the courts and releasing authorities, along with community corrections agencies must work together in meeting the needs of the community, victims, and offenders. Challenges for community corrections must be addressed through an examination of pretrial assessments, court sentencing, and the legislative provisions and regulations that set mandates for criminal justice policies and practices. Major sections of this report address the intertwining of punishment and rehabilitation in meeting supervision goals, caseload sizes, managing community supervision with evidence-based practices, and how APPA members view caseload size and workload allocation. 44 references and appended online survey of APPA members
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; BJA Resources; Interagency cooperation; Probation casework; Probation management; Probation or parole agencies; Treatment offender matching; Work loads
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