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    The Continuing Leverage of Releasing Authorities: Findings from a National Survey
    A publication by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

    APAI Crime Victims Committee Survey, 2011
    Exec Summary & Key Findings 2007 - 2008 (PDF)
    2007 - 2008 Survey Report (PDF)
    Parole Board Survey 2005 (PDF)
    Parole Board Survey 2004
    Parole Board Survey 2003
    Parole Board Survey 2002
    Parole Board Survey 2001
    Parole Board Survey 2000
    Parole Board Survey 1999


    Publications of Interest

    Levers of Change in Parole Release and Revocation
    A report by the Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

    Victims’ Services Best Practices Guide for Parole Board Chairpersons and Members

    Modernizing Parole Statutes - This paper offers broadly crafted recommendations for legislation to serve as a starting place for those states and paroling authorities interested in modernizing parole laws around three core areas: the parole decision- making process, the terms and conditions of supervision post-release, and the administration of the paroling authority itself. The proposals are designed to support the continuing transition of paroling authorities to effective, evidence-based organizations. In several instances, sound or best practices formed the basis of the recommendations in this paper, drawing from published works and advocacy efforts undertaken by organizations committed to parole reform..

    Myths & Facts - Why Incarceration Is Not the Best Way to Keep Communities Safe - This "Myths & Facts" package includes a one-page list of myths and facts along with a research-based supporting document to show the effectiveness of community corrections. This is not to suggest that prison does not play an important role in the continuum of criminal justice, but that incarceration is not always the best way to keep communities safe, or to break the cycle of criminal behavior, reduce recidivism or to save tax payer dollars. It is important to understand through evidence-based research and science when to use incarceration and when community corrections might be more effective.

    Myths & Facts - Using Risk and Need Assessments to Enhance Outcomes and Reduce Disparities in the Criminal Justice System - The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is a network comprised of the leading associations representing 90,000-plus probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA), the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), and the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE).

    This "Myths & Facts" package includes a one-page list of myths and facts along with a research-based supporting document to help dispel three specific myths regarding the use of risk and need assessments within the criminal justice system. A description and relevant research to dispel each myth is provided. Our network believes that risk and need assessments currently provide the most accurate, objective prediction of the risk to recidivate. While risk and need assessments do not predict with perfect accuracy, they guide practitioners in the field towards the most accurate and equitable decisions available for safely managing justice-involved individuals.

    Parole Release and Revocation Project
    Opinion Survey of the Community Corrections Collaborative Network
    Community Corrections Collaborative Network's Paradigm Shifts (7/2014)
    Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision Parole Board Guide (November 2012)
    The Future of Parole as a Key Partner in Assuring Public Safety (6/23/11)
    Paroling Authorities' Strategic Planning and Management for Results (6/23/11)
    Core Competencies: A Resource for Parole Board Chairs, Members, and Executive Staff (9/28/10)
    Pew's Policy Framework to Strengthen Communinity Corrections (12/15/08)
    Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities (March 2008)