We continue critical discussions about the need to change internal policies, practices, and protocols in community supervision and corrections. As practitioners it is important to understand that it is equally crucial to advocate for and seek administrative, legislative, and public policy changes that align with the mission and direction of our field. Transformations must effect meaningful changes to promote and support better outcomes for people being supervised in the community. Once again, this session will update us on increasing legislative and legal reforms to the criminal justice system.
Representative from Reform Alliance will discuss some recently adopted as well as impending legislative and legal changes expected to have a positive impact on community supervision systems and reentry services. Reform efforts include parole eligibility, parole and probation caps, supervision caseload restrictions, technical violations, supervision fines and fees, specialized caseloads, conditions of supervision, and housing for supervised persons.