Putting Public Safety First: 13 Parole Supervision Strategies to Enhance Reentry Outcomes (Paper)

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Putting Public Safety First: 13 Parole Supervision Strategies to Enhance Reentry Outcomes (Paper)

Abstract

In 2007, the Urban Institute convened two meetings with national experts on the topic of parole supervision. The goal of the meetings was to articulate participants' collective best thinking on parole supervision, violation, and revocation practices and to identify policies and strategies that would help policymakers and practitioners improve public safety and make the best use of taxpayer dollars. This paper, the result of those meetings and a review of the research literature, describes 13 key strategies to enhance reentry outcomes along with examples from the field. A companion Brief, published by Pew Charitable Trusts, is available at http://www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=411800.

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