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Tools to Support Remote Client Contact for Community Corrections – Part One

Practically overnight, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced community corrections agencies to fundamentally change their supervision practices to adapt to remote supervision. With the need to adapt swiftly, agencies’ leadership teams have not had the benefit of the methodical process that usually...


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Tele-Supervision and Tele-Work – Where do we go from here?

This is the first installment in a series of short articles and blogs from the APPA Technology Committee on the implications and opportunities community corrections agencies face when entering the domain of tele-supervision and tele-work. While all corners have experienced first-hand the recent...


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Member Spotlight: Joe R.

As Program Manager for the University of Denver’s National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center , Joe Russo has pursued community corrections research for more than two decades. Today, he is responsible for maintaining up-to-date knowledge of innovations in probation and parole...


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Electronic Monitoring: Not the New Jim Crow, Just a Supervision Tool

American Probation and Parole Association Lexington, KY March 2, 2020 Recent media reports have vilified the use of electronic monitoring. Some critics have gone so far as to call for a total ban on electronic monitoring, claiming that it is just another form of incarceration that doesn’t...


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Going Mobile: A “How To” for Mobile Offender Management

Mobile access to probation case information is key to improving productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness in the field. This capability has been successfully implemented at the largest corrections agency in the country, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), and...



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The ICAOS Offender Transfer Notification Service (OTNS)

The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) represents the sole authority for regulating the transfer of adult probation and parole offenders across states. With the Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS), ICAOS provides information on over 123,000 active and...



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Tracking Sex Offenders with Electronic Monitoring Technology: Implications and Practical Uses for Law Enforcement

APPA provided assistance to the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to produce these documents: "Strategically Monitoring Sex Offenders: Accessing Community Corrections' Resources to Enhance Law Enforcement Capabilities" is a publication that identifies tools and information...


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Strategically Monitoring Sex Offenders: Accessing Community Corrections' Resources to Enhance Law Enforcement Capabilities

Strategically Monitoring Sex Offenders: Accessing Community Corrections' Resources to Enhance Law Enforcement Capabilities outlines the types of information collected by community corrections officers and details the purpose, benefits, access to, and examples of each piece of information. ...