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What Works in Probation and Parole

Kristina Rose, Acting Director, National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; Thomas Feucht, Executive Science Advisor, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.; Adam Gelb, Director, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Center on the States, Washington, D.C.; James W. Spears, Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety, Charleston, West Virginia; The Honorable Steven S. Alm, Judge, First Circuit Court, Honolulu, Hawaii; Tom Williams, Associate Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision, Washington, D.C.; Pamela Lattimore, Principal Scientist, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

How can we prevent reoffending and reduce costs? Research points to a number of solutions. At the Tuesday plenary, Judge Steven Alm from Hawaii will describe his successes with hard-core drug offenders. “Swift and sure” is his motto. West Virginia Cabinet Secretary James W. Spears will discuss the issues from his state's perspective, and Adam Gelb, Director of the Pew Charitable Trust's Public Safety Performance Project, will lend a national overview. Pamela Lattimore, Ph.D., will describe research that has found success with reentry planning that happens while a person is still in prison and continues when the person is released into the community.

Date Published: June 1, 2009