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Publications

Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences
National Institute of Corrections-Sponsored, January 2014

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2013

Evaluation of the Second Chance Act (SCA) Adult Demonstration 2009 Grantees
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2013

Innovation in the Criminal Justice System: A National Survey of Criminal Justice Leaders
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2013

Risk-Needs Responsivity: Turning Principles Into Practice for Tribal Probation Personnel
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2013

Predicting Recidivism Risk: New Tool in Philadelphia Shows Great Promise
National Institute of Justice, February 2013

Adults with Behavioral Health Needs under Correctional Supervision: A Shared Framework for Reducing Recidivism and Promoting Recovery
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored and National Institute of Corrections, 2012

Classifying Adult Probationers by Forecasting Future Offending
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2012

Voice of the Victim: A Perspectives Spotlight Issue
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, 2012

Outcomes of a Randomized Trial of an Intensive Community Corrections Program - Day Reporting Centers - For Parolees
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2011

Special Challenges Facing Parole
National Institute of Corrections, August 2011

Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2011

Measuring What Matters: Outcome and Performance Measures for the Pretrial Services Field
National Institute of Corrections, July 2011

Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety
National Institute of Corrections, June 2011

Paroling Authorities' Strategic Planning and Management for Results
National Institute of Corrections, June 2011

Desktop Guide for Tribal Probation Personnel: The Screening and Assessment Process
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2011

Mental and Substance Use Disorders Among Adult Men on Probation or Parole: Some Success Against a Persistent Challenge
National Institute of Justice & Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, May 2011

Evidence-Based Policy, Practice, and Decisionmaking: Implications for Paroling Authorities
National Institute of Corrections, March 2011

A Multi-Site Evaluation of Reduced Probation Caseload Size in an Evidence-Based Practice Setting
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2011

Putting the Pieces Together: Practical Strategies for Implementing Evidence-Based Practices
National Institute of Corrections, March 2011

National Summit on Justice Reinvestment and Public Safety Council of State Governments
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, January 2011

Five Year Outcomes in a Randomized Trial of a Community-Based Multi-Agency Intensive Supervision Juvenile Probation Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2010

Public Hearing on Victim Issues in Probation and Parole Recommendation Report
Office for Victims of Crime-Sponsored, August 2010

Promising Practices in Providing Pretrial Services Functions Within Probation Agencies: A User's Guide
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, June 2010

Standardizing Parole Violation Sanctions
National Institute of Justice, June 2010

A Framework for Evidence-Based Decision Making in Local Criminal Justice Systems, 3rd Edition
National Institute of Corrections, 2010

Managing Drug Involved Probationers with Swift and Certain Sanctions: Evaluating Hawaii's HOPE
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2009

Developing Data Driven Supervision Protocols for Positive Parole Outcomes
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2009

Parole Violations and Revocations in California
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, October 2008

United States Parole Commission's Rules and Procedures Manual
United States Parole Commission, September 2008

Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practices
National Institute of Corrections, 2008

Motivating Offenders To Change: A Guide for Probation and Parole
National Institute of Corrections, June 2007

Probation and Parole's Growing Caseloads and Workload Allocation: Strategies for Managerial Decision Making
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, May 2007

Report of the United States Parole Commission (October 1, 2005 - September 30, 2006)
United States Parole Commission, February 2007

Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community
National Institute of Corrections

Stress Among Probation and Parole Officers and What Can Be Done About It
National Institute of Justice, June 2005

Evaluation of the Rhode Island Probation Specialized Domestic Violence Supervision Unit
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2005

The United States Parole Commission's Expedited Revocation Procedure
United States Parole Commission, March 2004

Addressing Probation and Parole Officer Stress, Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2003

Validation of the Los Angeles County Probation Department's Risk and Needs Assessment Instruments
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2003

Breaking the Cycle: Outcomes From Pennsylvania's Alternative to Prison for Technical Parole Violators
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2002

Breaking the Cycle: Technical Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, August 2002

When Prisoners Return to the Community: Political, Economic, and Social Consequences, Research in Brief
National Institute of Justice, November 2000

Exploratory Analysis of Client Outcomes, Costs, and Benefits of Day Reporting Centers -- Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2000

See the Parole and Probation Publications and Pretrial Release and Services Publications sections of the NCJRS site for additional publications.

Related Resources

American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
APPA is an international association composed of members from the United States, Canada and other countries actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors. Federal and other government agencies are some of the APPA constituents.

CrimeSolutions.gov
The Office of Justice Programs' CrimeSolutions.gov Web site is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices, including programs and practices related to the community corrections field.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
The NIC Web site contains a library of resources for parole and probation professionals. Also see NIC's Community Services Division page for additional information and resources specifically for community corrections personnel.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Multimedia
Following are links to multimedia presentations created by NIJ related to community corrections:

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Community Corrections
The Community Corrections section of the NIJ site presents information about and links to NIJ-supported research, including an evaluation of Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) program and the Decide Your Time program for drug offenders. Also see NIJ's Testing What Works in Probation: Replicating HOPE presentation.

National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), NPRC is a national initiative that underscores the critical role that paroling authorities play in the American criminal justice system.

National Reentry Resource Center
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections agencies working on prisoner reentry.

United States Parole Commission
The mission of the United States Parole Commission is to promote public safety and strive for justice and fairness in the exercise of its authority to release and supervise offenders under its jurisdiction.

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services  
The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System carries out probation and pretrial services functions in the U.S. district courts.

See the Parole and Probation Related Links section of the NCJRS site for additional resources.

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