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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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Member Spotlight: Kristopher S.

Kristopher has served as the Education Program Manager for the Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial College for 17 years. His department, just 11 people strong, serves the whole state of Ohio by producing more than 200 days of continuing education opportunities each year and serving over 12,000...

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Member Spotlight: Ayesha W

Ayesha W. is a Deputy Probation Officer with the Solano County Probation Department in California. She has been with the Probation Department for over 20 years and is currently assigned to an adult supervision caseload. Ayesha has proven many times over to be the epitome of excellence in...

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Member Spotlight: Michael C.

Michael C. has devoted his professional career to the field of adult probation, and his work has made Maricopa County, AZ, safer. Michael began as a Probation Officer in Maricopa County in 1999. In the next two decades, his hard work led to recognition and promotion until he arrived at his...

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Member Spotlight: Kim K.

Kim Kras is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at San Diego State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2014, following a career as a probation officer with the Missouri Department of...

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The Probation Poster Child

We all dream of making that lifelong difference in someone, and we can do so by believing in that person. To achieve this, criminal justice practitioners and their clients must learn to collaborate in a partnership that cultivates positive change, hope, and resilience. For our part, we, as the...

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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 Marijuana Experiment - Colorado Probation after Legalization

On January 1, 2014, Colorado was the first state to experience the sale of recreational marijuana. In the following year, the Colorado legislature voted to allow probationers to use medical marijuana, under certain circumstances. These new laws have caught the attention of corrections...