Federal Probation Volume: 78 Issue: 1 Dated: June 2014 Pages: 38-43
This article highlights findings from the 2012 national survey of Federal probation and pretrial services officers regarding a variety of reentry practices.
Highlights from the survey of reentry practices used by Federal probation and pretrial services officers include the following: 42 percent of respondents conducted presentations to educate convicted pretrial defendants about what to expect in prison; 13 percent of respondents reported that they provide GED training and testing to pretrial defendants; 34 percent of respondents reported that they educate defendants about the importance of pursuing modifications of child-support orders before incarceration; 52 percent of respondents reported that they assist with BOP (Bureau of Prisons) mock job fairs; 77 percent of respondents reported that they provide assistance to inmates while they are in BOP institutions; over 70 percent of respondents participate in the BOP location monitoring program; almost 74 percent of respondents have staff dedicated to working with residential reentry centers (RRCs); and 48 percent of respondents reported that they provide programming to inmates residing in RRCs. These findings are from the 2012 survey of Federal probation and pretrial services officers conducted by the U.S. Probation Re-Entry Expert Working Group. The goal of the survey was to examine reentry practices of used by these officers in order to establish a baseline of certain collaborative practices used along the Federal reentry continuum. Charts
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