Probation and Parole

 

The Justice Clearinghouse covers topics of particular interest and focus for those in the Probation and Parole profession on a regular basis: through the webinars we hold, the articles we write, as well as the articles we curate from other respected sources. 

Begin or enhance your knowledge in ways that will be immediately applicable to your probation or parole career by reviewing some of the information below.

 

Upcoming Webinars

Sara E. Mahoney
06 / 20 / 2019

There is a strong focus -- and a plethora of training -- on the benefits of being trauma-informed and mindful when working with victims of crime, particularly DV and Sex [...]

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Stacy Ledvina
08 / 06 / 2019

Youth justice staff of all levels will learn about the importance of implementing a Kids at Hope cultural belief system.  The research that supports Kids at Hope will be explained, [...]

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Arlyn Harris
09 / 17 / 2019

Learn how Maricopa County Adult Probation Department (MCAPD) successfully expanded its implementation of  Thinking for a Change (a cognitive behavioral intervention program with the NIC) through collaboration with external treatment [...]

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David J. Rogers
01 / 09 / 2020

It has been shown that Indian Country suffers from higher addiction rates than the national average, especially when it comes to methamphetamine. This session will look at the impact of [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Sara E. Mahoney

There is a strong focus -- and a plethora of training -- on the benefits of being trauma-informed and mindful when working with victims of crime, particularly DV and Sex [...]

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Judge Brandon Birmingham
Dr. Jill Johansson-Love

In An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model supervising officer, judges, and attorneys will be exposed to the important elements of risk assessment, monitoring, communication, [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Although utilizing trauma-informed principles is a beneficial tool when successfully serving clients who are victims of domestic violence and sexual violence, going a step further by being mindful will get [...]

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Doug Jaye

Learn how Lee County Probation (Florida) implemented a series of targeted programs to achieve remarkable outcomes that include reductions in both recidivism and new law violations over 15-percent, along with [...]

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Robert Barnett

Understanding the critical role immediate access to employment plays in reducing recidivism Robert Barnett and the Orange County (Florida) Corrections Department team decided they could provide inmates with valuable skills [...]

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Michael Latham

Numerous researches favor criminal justice initiatives that shift its focus into prevention and intervention instead of punitive measures. This is especially true to juveniles who are just starting to create [...]

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James Newman

Behavior modification and recidivism reduction are the goals of corrections and probation – to ensure that the offender or client is able to assimilate to the society properly and will not [...]

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Lydia Newlin
Jeralita “Jeri” Costa

For most of us, stories of domestic violence involve two people in a relationship and turn of events that for some reason, drives one of them to inflict pain to [...]

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David J. Rogers

Justice professionals are typically exposed to people from different walks of life. As such, it is imperative that they are aware and educated about cultural nuances to better understand and [...]

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Vicki Assegued

The concept of Restorative Justice may seem new and unfamiliar for most people, but this system’s roots go as far back into history and is used throughout the world, [...]

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David J. Rogers

When a person decides to be a part of the world of criminal justice, they are generally drawn in by the authority, having the means to protect the people they [...]

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Scott Kirshner

Police, probation, and parole officers ensure that citizens and communities remain safe. However, as they perform their duty, they are putting their lives in danger. Being in close contact with [...]

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Paul Ventura
Michelle Hart

To instill positive change in the probation clients’ behavior is just one of the goals of probation. Probation clients, however, might have hardened due to various circumstances in their lives [...]

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Denise Beagley

As a public servant, part of any criminal justice profession is encountering random strangers, even sketchy characters. Not just merely meeting them, but talking to them, building rapport such that [...]

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Paul Ventura
Michelle Hart

The goal of probation is to instill positive change in the probationers’ behavior. Every probation officer might have their own style of supervision. Various research and tools have also been [...]

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Tiffany Griffith
Paul Ventura

Teamwork is the glue that keeps a group of people together. It has been emphasized time and again since our days in school. But how does one apply teamwork in [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Domestic Violence Offenders are often times charismatic, charming and come across as “easily manageable” on the surface to the Probation Officer. With the main goals of supervision being Offender Accountability [...]

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Motivational Interviewing
Denise Beagley

As public servants and employees, one important aspect of our day-to-day is interacting and relating with other people. Some of the people need our help and guidance, but sometimes, the [...]

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Christopher Greenway
Tiffany Marsitto

Probation’s major objective is to get the clients in line, rehabilitate them towards becoming well-adjusted individuals in society, and mitigate the risk of re-offense. Coconino County Adult Probation decided [...]

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Sara E. Mahoney

Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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Jeff Fox

Public Safety Agencies are faced with a myriad of issues daily. As part of their duty to serve and protect, they need to plan and strategize how to approach these [...]

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Best Practices in Drug Testing
Mark Hendershot

Drug use and abuse are some of the biggest issues of the global community – in the legal and criminal perspective, as well in the scientific and medical point of view. [...]

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Jeff Fox

Being the first line supervisor is the gateway to being a part of management. Too often, however, associates are promoted to first line supervisor positions without sufficient training or mentorship. [...]

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Paul Ventura
Michelle Hart

Community supervision is an essential and critical component of probation.  It is more than just having clients show up in the office.  However, when a client is in your office, [...]

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George Casey
Steven Gill

Different agencies have different needs, thus the reason for them to maximize and improvise on their limited resources – manpower, technology, systems, and processes. While doing so works most of the [...]

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Mark Hendershot

How does your organization ensure they are hiring the right people, with the correct mix of technical and soft skills, who are well suited to the demands of the job, [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenters Judge Brandon Birmingham and Dr. Jill Johansson-Love answered a number of your questions after their presentation, An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model.  [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Mindfulness in Domestic Violence Work: Part 1 Working with Victims.  Here are just a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenters Cherice Hopkins and Rebecca Burney answered a number of your questions after his presentation,  Building Resiliency for Girls in the Justice System by Disrupting the Abuse to Prison [...]

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Webinar presenter Doug Jaye answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Differentiating by Risk and Enhancing Skill Building Techniques to Motivate Positive Change.  Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Judge Michael Latham answered a number of your questions after his presentation, From Detention to Legacy: The Creation of the Legacy Teen Center. Here are just a few [...]

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Webinar presenter Robert Barnett answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Real Re-entry, Real Impact, Real Money: Building Futures with the OCCD Construction Program. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Jim Newman  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Community Supervision, and Behavior Change: Techniques that Work. Here are just a few of his responses.   &[...]

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Webinar presenters Lydia Newlin and Jeri Costa answered a number of your questions after their presentation, “Domestic Violence Post Conviction.” Here are a few of their responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Dave Rogers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Cultural Awareness for Probation Officers and Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Truly listening -- whether to a victim, a colleague or a partner -- starts with respect. During her webinar, “Restorative Justice and Victim-Offender Dialogue,” Vicki Assegued provided excellent advice for [...]

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Webinar presenter David Rogers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Report Writing for Probation Officers.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Dave, you [...]

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Such a great thought from David Rogers of the Tribal Public Safety Innovations made during his webinar, "Report Writing for Probation Officers."   To learn more about Probation and Parole [...]

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Webinar presenter Scott Kirshner answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Officer Survival for Probation and Parole Officers." Here are a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Michelle Hart and Paul Ventura answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "The Importance and Role of Building Rapport for Effective Supervision." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

The dictionary definition of rapport is "a friendly, harmonious relationship.  Especially: a relationship characterized by agreement, mutual understanding, or empathy that makes communication possible or easy." "Friendly" or "harmonious" are [...]

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Christina McCale

One of the most common reactions a victim of domestic violence will experience is that of blame - "what did I do to deserve this?" or attempt to take the [...]

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Webinar presenters Paul Ventura and Michelle Hart answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Case Supervision Practices. Here are some of their responses.       Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenters Paul Ventura and Tiffany Griffith answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Effective Use of Teams in Probation and Parole. Here are some of their [...]

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Christina McCale

Probation and parole practices have changed and evolved over the last 20 years. Perhaps one of the most significant evolutions is the concept of not just trying to catch probationers or [...]

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Christina McCale

While supervision teams have become more common throughout the US, certain characteristics - such as effective communication and cohesive goals - are important to make these teams successful. Join us [...]

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Christina McCale

Many people have the mistaken idea that "pre-trial services" simply find ways to randomly release people from jail. But nothing could be further from the truth. By using evidence-based, decision-making [...]

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Christina McCale

Thanks to changing ideology to technology solutions, pretrial services is experiencing extraordinary change. But how can you incorporate and adapt to those changes in your own organization?   Join us [...]

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 Webinar presenters Tiffany Marsitto and Christopher Greenway answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Advanced Supervision Strategies: ASSET Management. Here are some of their responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Sara Mahoney answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Domestic Violence Pre-Sentencing Investigation: From Start to Finish. Here are some of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic Violence offenders require a different approach to supervising them. Cunning and often manipulative, they can be among the most challenging of probationers to supervise. Check out this recorded webinar [...]

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Domestic violence is a widespread problem for both law enforcement and public health. Unfortunately, it gets swept under the rug. Despite how actions involved in domestic violence can result in [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic Violence offenders are unique: their chosen victims are those closest to him or her. Given this, different kinds of information, lines of questioning and tactics should be considered when [...]

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Christina McCale

In 2015, Coconino County Adult Probation started a special unit called Advanced Supervision Strategies and EPICS II Team (ASSET) designed for difficult probationers. The ASSET program incorporates cutting-edge evidence-based practices to [...]

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Christina McCale

Billions of dollars are spent each year by federal, state and local justice agencies in community corrections, jails, prisons, pretrial release, and specialty courts, but there is little written to [...]

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Christina McCale

Let's face it, sometimes government agency systems can be... frustrating? daunting to navigate? Some might even say demoralizing to the very people who need the services the most. Clients or [...]

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Based on a webinar, this infographic highlights how Arizona began shifting from a culture of detention to a culture of release at the pretrial stage with an emphasis on evidence-based [...]

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Christina McCale

Managing probation clients can be similar to managing employees: it's critical to make a connection with your clients. Such connections can help to set the tone and diretion of the [...]

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Christina McCale

While community-based supervision is an important part of any probation program, many supervisors could make bigger impacts with their clients by engaging in some simple, evidence-based practices that have been [...]

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