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Community Corrections

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First Step Act Implementation Fiscal Year 2020 90-Day Report
National Institute of Justice, June 2020

In Focus: Juvenile Reentry
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2020

Fostering Innovation Across the U.S. Criminal System
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, January 2020

NIJ-Funded Research Examines What Works for Successful Reentry
National Institute of Justice, October 2019

Rehabilitation Programs for Adult Offenders: A Meta-Analysis in Support of Guidelines for Effective Practice
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, December 2018

Rigorous Multi-Site Evaluation Finds HOPE Probation Model Offers No Advantage Over Conventional Probation in Four Study Sites
National Institute of Justice, November 2018

Bridging Research and Practice in Juvenile Probation: Rethinking Strategies To Promote Long-Term Change
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention-Sponsored, October 2018

Financial Support for Victims of Crime: A Quick Guide for Corrections and Community Supervision Officers
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, August 2018

Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Final Report
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2018

Reentry Starts Here: A Guide for Youth in Long-Term Juvenile Corrections or Treatment Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, April 2018

Second Chance Act (Fact Sheet)
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, April 2018

Evaluation of Seven Second Chance Act Adult Demonstration Programs: Impact Findings at 30 Months
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, March 2018

A Hopeful Approach: Understanding the Implications for the HOPE Program (Web article)
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, November 2017

Innovations in Supervision Initiative (ISI): Increasing Community Corrections' Capacity
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, October 2017

A Hopeful Approach: Understanding the Implications for the HOPE Program
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, September 2017

Mentoring as a Component of Reentry: Practical Considerations From the Field
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, June 2017

Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects Evidence-Based Practices: Prosocial Behavior Change Techniques
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, June 2017

Guidelines for the Successful Transition of People with Behavioral Health Disorders from Jail and Prison
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, January 2017

Unpacking the Relationship Between Probationers With Serious Mental Illnesses and Probation Officers: A Mixed-Methods Examination
National Institute of Justice-Sponsored, 2017

Community-Based Responses to Justice Involved Young Adults
National Institute of Justice, September 2015

Tribal Probation Officers Guide to Working With Victims
Bureau of Justice Assistance-Sponsored, July 2015

See the Parole and Probation Publications and Pretrial Release and Services Publications sections of the NCJRS site for additional publications.

Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN)
Supported by the National Institute of Corrections and meeting twice per year, the CCCN serves as the forum to develop and work emerging issues, activities and goals of the community corrections field.

The National Institute of Justice’s CrimeSolutions website is meant to help practitioners and policymakers understand what works in justice-related programs and practices, including programs and practices related to the community corrections field.

National Institute of Corrections (NIC)
The NIC website contains a library of resources for parole and probation professionals. Also see NIC's Community Services Division page for additional information and resources specifically for community corrections personnel.

National Institute of Justice (NIJ): Community Corrections
The Community Corrections section of the NIJ site presents information about and links to NIJ-supported research on a variety of topics and areas that impact the community corrections field.

National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)
Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), NPRC is a national initiative that underscores the critical role that paroling authorities play in the American criminal justice system.

National Reentry Resource Center
Sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the National Reentry Resource Center provides education, training, and technical assistance to states, tribes, territories, local governments, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and corrections agencies working on prisoner reentry.

Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
The responsibilities of the SMART Office include providing states with guidance regarding the implementation of the Adam Walsh Act and providing technical assistance to the states, territories, Indian tribes, local governments, and to public and private organizations.

Pretrial Justice Institute
Funded in part by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the core purpose of the Pretrial Justice Institute is to advance safe, fair, and effective juvenile and adult pretrial justice practices and policies that honor and protect all people.

Reentry Special Feature
The NCJRS Reentry Special Feature contains a compilation of publications and related websites that focus on the reentry of formerly incarcerated individuals to the community.

Swift Certain Fair Resource Center
The Swift Certain Fair Resource Center supports state, local, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions and agencies in implementing swift and certain sanctions in community corrections. The Center provides resources and materials, and free training and technical assistance to eligible programs.

United States Parole Commission
The mission of the United States Parole Commission is to promote public safety and strive for justice and fairness in the exercise of its authority to release and supervise individuals under its jurisdiction.

U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services
The U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services System carries out probation and pretrial services functions in the U.S. district courts.

Working with Victims of Crime: An Integrated Approach for Community Supervision Professionals
Developed as part of a National Institute of Corrections initiative, this online guide provides a comprehensive overview of available information on victims' rights and services. It is informed by the work of advocates, academics and community corrections professionals.


See the following page to access additional resources:

Parole and Probation