Youth Correctional Leaders for Justice issue recommendations for youth safety during the COVID-19 emergency
Statement from community supervision executives on the importance of using best practices during the COVID-19 crisis
This new paper highlights ways in which the harmful impacts of parole policies disproportionately fall on Black and brown communities in New York. The report also summarizes existing research on disparities in parole supervision practices nationally. The authors conclude that there is significant existing momentum toward reform in these areas, and that New York should take legislative action to reform parole practices while there is a window of opportunity to do so.
Policymakers often talk about the problem of recidivism. Too often, they fail to recognize that most people who return to prison are incarcerated for failing to abide by non-criminal parole conditions, not for new criminal convictions. Read the full article in The Crime Report.
A group of over 60 former and current parole and probation executives are setting out to overhaul the current system of community supervision with the goal of reducing its size and punitiveness.