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NCJ Number: 78770 Find in a Library
Title: Improved Probation Strategies
Author(s): L Varnon
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
University Research Corporation
Washington, DC 20015
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Sale Source: University Research Corporation
5530 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC 20015
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Probation officials express their views of dilemmas in probation, addressing operational issues, successful management strategies, probation strategies, and probation practices in agencies.
Abstract: They note that probation is the most frequently used sentence of the court but receives less resources than the rest of corrections. A poor public image, increasing pressures for accountability, and inadequate management are other dilemmas in the operational area. Additional research and evaluation projects are needed as is continued community support. Probation also needs more effective leadership and better communication mechanisms with other corrections departments. The field requires innovative planning in offender classification and field supervision. Successful probation strategies are viewed at agencies providing pretrial assistance at residential and restitution centers in paraprofessional and volunteer programs.
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Probation; Probation or parole agencies; Probation or parole services
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