Setting Parole Conditions to Achieve Public Safety


The following organizations, websites and publications provide supplemental information for parole boards that should prove useful to boards undertaking this work.

The Center for Effective Public Policy (CEPP) manages the National Parole Resource Center, which has developed, among other resources, a series of five papers on parole entitled Parole Essentials: Practical Guides for Parole Leaders that address the specific challenges of paroling authorities. Each paper can be accessed below:

The Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI) originated in the early 1970s at the urging of international parole colleagues  with a strong interest in best practices and current issues surrounding conditional release, reentry into the community and public safety. Despite different parole legislation, policies and regulations, members – individuals and organizations from 38 countries – share the fundamental value in the belief of a person's ability to change and the conviction that gradual, supervised reintegration into our communities is an effective protection of public safety.

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Prisons. NIC also provides leadership to influence correctional policies, practices, and operations nationwide in areas of emerging interest and concern to correctional executives and practitioners as well as public policymakers. This is accomplished through the provision training, technical assistance, and policy/program development assistance to federal, state, and local corrections agencies. A key resource, the Robert J. Kutak Memorial Library, houses a specialized collection of corrections-related materials. The focus of the collection is on unpublished, operationally-oriented resources developed by correctional agencies for use by practitioners in the field.

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