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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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Red Flags: Identifying Victims under Supervision

Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most prevalent forms of violence in the United States. IPV, also known as domestic or dating violence, cuts across all boundaries of gender, race, age, social class, sexual orientation, and ability, impacting the lives of millions of individuals...


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Member Spotlight: Tim H.

In July 2019, Tim was elected to serve as the president of the Board of Directors of the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) . He was sworn into office in August 2019 and his volunteer service to the association, in that capacity, will extend through August 2021. During his highly...


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When the Offender is the Victim: Community Corrections Strategies for Supervising those Victimized by Domestic Violence

Victim and offender are not mutually exclusive. According to official sources, a substantial number of women in prison, jail or on probation supervision reported experiencing physical or sexual abuse prior to their sentence. Because of this, community corrections agencies and professionals are...


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Adolescent Brain Development: Research Implications for Community Corrections

This webinar recording was presented by Charlene Rhyne, PhD., Abbey Stamp, LCSW, Barbara Fletcher and Izzy Lefebvre on the subject of Adolescent Brain Development and Research Implications for Community Corrections. Brought to you by the APPA Research Committee. Download CONTACT HOURS...


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Member Spotlight: Arlyn H.

Arlyn became a Probation Officer with the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) in 1997 and promoted to Supervisor in 2005. She currently serves as MCAPD’s Thinking for a Change (T4C) Program Coordinator. A true champion of this cognitive-behavioral intervention, Arlyn successfully...


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Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Re-Entry Program

Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Reentry program focuses on provide services to help clients overcome their criminal background and enable them to sustain gainful employment. This reentry program looks to use a traditional holistic approach to healing that is appropriate for Native American culture...


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Re-Entry in Alaska- A Grassroots Approach to Reducing Recidivism through Community-Based, Collaborative Re-Entry Programs

Alaska has been making steady strides forward in focusing on initiatives that will help address the alarmingly high levels of incarceration and recidivism rates within the State. In April of 2014, with the passing of Senate Bill 64; Alaska made historical progress by addressing public safety,...


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Addressing Responsivity Issues for American Indian/Alaska Native Individuals on Community Supervision

The responsivity principle suggests that an individuals’ characteristics affect how they respond to treatment and interventions. Characteristics such as learning style, personality, culture, gender, education level, etc. should play an important part in choosing which services and interventions...