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

Managing Public Criticism
Amy Morgan
09 / 27 / 2018

Public safety personnel, especially those in law enforcement, are receiving public criticism more and more every day about how they’re doing their jobs.  The more we hear, [...]

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Scott Kirshner
11 / 01 / 2018

In Officer Survival for Probation and Parole Officers: Tactical Mindset, participants will be exposed to the importance of having a “survival mindset” so that you will decisively prevail [...]

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What Probation Needs to Know about Hate Groups
Laurie L. Wood
11 / 20 / 2018

Probation and parole professionals often have more frequent and longer-term contact with members of hate groups than many other areas of law-enforcement. Knowing their beliefs, histories, symbols and other identifiers, [...]

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04 / 02 / 2019

The vast majority of sexual violence and domestic violence offenders are heterosexual men. However, some offenders are women. What are the primary motivating factors and issues at work in the [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Importance and Role of Building Rapport
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 [...]

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Verbal De-escalation
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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Case Supervision Practices
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 [...]

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Effective Use of Teams in Probation & Parole
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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Supervising DV Offender
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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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Articles

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." &[...]

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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 [...]

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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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Audience Questions

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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Probation and Parole Case Supervision
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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Teamwork
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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decision making pretrial management
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 [...]

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