Justice Experts Appeal for Smaller Probation Footprint During Pandemic

A large group of community supervision leaders have appealed to criminal and juvenile justice systems to dramatically reduce the scope of probation operations as the nation deals with the coronavirus pandemic.


How to End the Era of Mass Supervision

Probation and parole started out in the 1800s as rehabilitation efforts that tempered punishment with mercy. With the advent of the War on Drugs in the 1970s, rehabilitation and mercy became dirty words, and community supervision morphed into community corrections, emulating its big brother the prison as one more punitive response to poverty.


CNN Host Van Jones Sees Urgency in Movement for Probation and Parole Reform

“Timing is everything,” CNN host and author Van Jones told a room full of law enforcement officials, gathered in San Francisco on Monday for the announcement of a new initiative that hopes to drastically shrink the number of Americans under the supervision of probation or parole.


LIVE from the Launch of the EXiT: Executives Transforming Probation and Parole Initiative

   Today in San Francisco, more than 50 current and former probation and parole chiefs have signed on to a new initiative designed to reduce the number of adults who are under supervision in the country’s local probation and parole systems.



CNN’s Van Jones, Probation and Parole Leaders Endorse Call to Reduce and Reimagine Supervision

Taking a cue from a bourgeoning efforts to transform juvenile probation supervision, a group of justice reformers and agency leaders from across the country hopes to lower the nation’s reliance on adult probation and parole to provide what some call “mass supervision.”


California Passes New Parole Law For Young Offenders

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a law today that gives juvenile offenders convicted as adults a “meaningful opportunity” for parole. Senate Bill 260 creates a parole process that takes into account the age of juvenile offenders convicted in adult court.