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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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Community Corrections Virtual Roundtable on the Coronavirus Pandemic

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to grow, more and more community corrections professionals have concerns about how this is currently impacting their work and questions about how it will shape their future. To address those concerns, APPA hosted a virtual roundtable facilitated by Dr. Brian...

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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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Member Spotlight: LifeSafer

APPA is happy to announce a new Corporate Member, LifeSafer. LifeSafer is one of the pioneers in the ignition interlock industry and has been a national leader in the space for nearly thirty years. Lifesafer’s work began in 1991 and since then they have provided more than one million clients...

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Perspectives 2015 Fall

At your fingertips, you will find 80 pages of information regarding an issue that is of utmost importance in our field today. Many individuals under community supervision have specific health and behavioral health care needs and the establishment of the Affordable Care Act is of great assistance...