Special Feature: Community Corrections - Additional Resources

Publications

Use of Valid Actuarial Assessments of Risk and Needs
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2014
Resource Package for Paroling Authorities on Offenders with Mental Illness and/or Substance Use Disorders
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2014
Case Study: New York City Department of Probation's Federal Partnership Efforts
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, July 2014
Screening for Risk and Needs Using the Impaired Driving Assessment
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, May 2014
NIJ Study of Second Chance Act Finds "Cultural Shift" Among Probation and Parole Officers
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, April 2014
Evidence-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, April 2014
Implementing the Recommendations of the National Symposium on Pretrial Justice: The 2013 Progress Report
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, March 2014
Replicating HOPE: Can Others Do It As Well As Hawaii?
National Institute of Justice, March 2014
Going Beyond Compliance Monitoring for Drug and Alcohol-Involved Tribal Probationers
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, February 2014
Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences
National Institute of Corrections-Sponsored, January 2014
Access to Transportation and Outcomes for Women on Probation and Parole
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2014
Managing Drug-Involved Offenders
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2014
Prisoner Reentry, Parole Violations, and the Persistence of the Surveillance State
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2014
Community Corrections Collaborative Network: Safe and Smart Ways to Solve America's Correctional Challenges
National Institute of Corrections-Sponsored, 2014
Gang Member Reentry: Probation and Parole Perspectives
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, 2014
Paroling Authorities: The Importance of Engaging Meaningful Partnerships
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, 2014
Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, November 2013
Unsecured Bonds: The As Effective and Most Efficient Pretrial Release Option
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, October 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
Policy Implications of Police-Probation/Parole Partnerships: A Review of the Empirical Literature
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, June 2013
Pretrial Risk Assessment 101: Science Provides Guidance on Managing Defendants
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2013
Predicting Recidivism Risk: New Tool in Philadelphia Shows Great Promise
National Institute of Justice, February 2013
Delivery of Pretrial Justice in Rural Areas: A Guide for Rural County Officials
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, January 2013
Paroling Authority Self-Assessment Toolkit
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 2013
Police-Probation/Parole Partnerships: Responding to Local Street Gang Problems
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, October 2012
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
Motivational Interviewing in Corrections: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing MI in Corrections
National Institute of Corrections, 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
State of the Science of Pretrial Risk Assessment
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, March 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
Law Enforcement's Leadership Role in the Pretrial Release and Detention Process
Bureau of Justice Assistance-sponsored, February 2011
National Summit on Justice Reinvestment and Public Safety Council of State Governments
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, January 2011
Small Experiments, Big Change: HOPE Probation and the Use of Demonstration Projects to Advance Criminal Justice Reform
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 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
Pretrial Services Program Implementation: A Starter Kit
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, 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

Action Partnerships to Enhance Victim Services in Community Corrections
Through this project, the Council of State Governments/American Probation and Parole Association partnered with the Office for Victims of Crime and local, regional and national victim organizations and community corrections agencies to advance crime victims’ rights and services by increasing public awareness of the role community corrections plays in addressing victims’ rights and in providing more effective services to our nation’s crime victims.
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.
Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA): Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)
Justice reinvestment is a data-driven approach to improve public safety, examine corrections and related criminal justice spending, manage and allocate criminal justice populations in a more cost-effective manner, and reinvest savings in strategies that can hold offenders accountable, decrease crime, and strengthen neighborhoods.
CrimeSolutions.gov
The National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions.gov website 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 website 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.
Pretrial Justice Institute
Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the core purpose of the Pretrial Justice Institute is to advance safe, fair, and effective juvenile and adult pretrial justice practices and policies that honor and protect all people.
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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