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Japan’s Volunteer Probation Officers

In 2015, I had the honor of speaking with a delegation of Probation Administrators from Japan and learning core elements of their community supervision practices.  One specific component that was very interesting to me dealt with their utilization of Volunteer Probation Officers. This article shares information specific to that model, as well as points that we may consider for application in our local operations.  To see the full article, as

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5th World Congress – CALL FOR PAPERS

The World Congress on Probation and Parole is held every two years. It brings together experts, researchers and practitioners from around the world to promote and develop probation and community corrections through the sharing of practical and academic knowledge. The next event will be held September 28 – October 1, 2021. You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for a presentation at the 5th World Congress on Probation and Parole!

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Improving Reentry from the Inside

Today, I attended the International Corrections and Prisons Association (ICPA) Webinar: “Reducing Reoffending and Enabling Reintegration”, with Professor Fergus McNeill of the University of Glasgow, Scotland.  This talk was scheduled for presentation at the UN Crime Prevention Congress in Kyoto in April 2020, but was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  Professor McNeill argued that, in order to reduce re-offending, it is crucial to enable reintegration and in fact, this

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Advisory Board Named for The SAW Project, a New Global Idea-Sharing Website for Supervision Professionals

BOULDER, Colo. — Five community corrections professionals with extensive global experience have been named to the Advisory Board of the SAW Project (Supervision Around the World), a new global initiative that aims to effect transformational change in the community corrections space through an interactive online data repository. These five industry leaders possess a range of experience in community corrections and will work with SAW Project Executive Director Julie Truschel to

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