Probation and Parole

The Center has three decades of expertise in working with parole and probation agencies on issues including parole release decision making; evidence-based parole and probation supervision practices; managing parole and probation violations; and establishing and maintaining effective offender reentry processes. The Center has been instrumental in the training of new parole board members around the country, in developing evidence-based policies and practices in partnership with state and local probation and parole agencies, and in the development of a number of parole and probation violation decision making instruments in a variety of jurisdictions nationwide.


  • Critical Perspectives for Governors and Governors’ Criminal Justice Advisers on the Role of Paroling Authorities  (2014-Present)
  • Specialized Training and Technical Assistance to Enhance the Probation Response to Sexual Assault  (2013-Present)
  • Wisconsin Dosage Probation Project  (2013-2014)
  • National Parole Resource Center  (2009-Present)
  • The Parole Training Initiative Project  (2004-2006)
  • Policy-Driven Responses to Parole Violations  (2001-2005)
  • Structured Release and Violation Guidelines for Paroling Authorities  (1997-2000)
  • Building Professional Skills to Reduce Recidivism Through Effective Use of Evidence-Based Practices in the San Francisco Probation Department  (2011)

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