Setting Parole Conditions to Achieve Public Safety

Goals of this Guide, and How to Use It

This Action Guide, Using the Parole Interview to Encourage Offender Motivation to Change, is designed to provide information and tools to help paroling authorities improve and strengthen their practice with respect to using the parole interview to encourage an offender's motivation to change.  It is one of a set of Action Guides developed (and under development) by the National Parole Resource Center (NPRC)  to be used in concert with the Self-Assessment Toolkit for Paroling Authorities, which is an online guide that assists parole boards in considering the full range of paroling authority practices.  This Action Guide is intended to assist parole board chairs, members, and staff to:

This guide is presented in sections:

This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-DJ-BX-K140 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the SMART Office. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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