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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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Member Spotlight: Graciela M.

Graciela works in Nogales, Arizona, as an adult probation officer and pre-sentence report writer. She previously worked as a field officer and also on intercounty and interstate cases. Graciela has worked with her department for almost 18 years but, prior to that, she spent three and a half...


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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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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...