Expediting Probation Processes to Improve Outcomes
January 12, 2023 | Grantee Publications | Criminal Justice
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An Expedited Probation Program in St. Louis successfully reduced the number of days individuals were detained in jail for technical probation violations, according to a report from University of Missouri-St. Louis and CUNY Institute for State and Local Governance. The report documents the probation process and looks at how probation violations contribute to jail use. The program also reduced some racial disparities in length of jail for participants, according to the report. Recommendations from the report include: collaborating with the judiciary on probation reform, assigning officers to court dockets to improve collaboration and ensuring officer discretion, and expanding tech and policies for virtual communication to reduce likelihood of violations.

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