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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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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...


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Use of Incentives and Sanctions to Promote Compliance with Supervision Conditions during Reentry

This webinar focuses on the use of incentives and sanctions with individuals under community supervision, particularly those returning to their communities from prison. It includes an overview of current practices, policy, and research that promote compliance among individuals under community...


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Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision Part 1, A Focus on Current Issues and Trends

The webinar, held on November 10, 2011 draws in part from the lessons of the recent Council of State Governments Justice Center publication, A Ten-Step Guide to Transforming Probation Departments to Reduce Recidivism. The guide, co-authored by Dr. Geraldine Nagy (one of the webinar's co...


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Evidence-Based Practices of Community Supervision Part 2, What Works in Parole Supervision

The second part of this two-part webinar series, held December 13, 2011, highlights what works in the parole supervision process. Presenters focus specifically on reentry from prison to the community. They explain how paroling authorities can incorporate the use of EBPs into their reentry...


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Gang Awareness and Assessment in Rural Communities: Implications for Community Corrections

This webinar provides participants with information on identifying substantive gang problems, distinguishing between urban and rural/small town gangs, the benefits of including gang membership in risk assessment, and strategies (e.g., OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model, APPA’s C.A.R.E. Model) for...