COVID-19 Response and Statement from EXiT

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Executives Transforming Probation & Parole

On this page, the Justice Lab will gather and share examples of measures that probation and parole agencies are taking to slow down the COVID-19 pandemic. This page is designed as a growing resource for executives actively managing the crisis.

Read the Statement from community supervision executives on the importance of using best practices during the COVID-19 crisis. The Statement’s recommendations include:

  • Immediately limit office visits for people on parole and probation.
  • Suspend or severely limit technical violations for the duration of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Reduce intake onto probation and parole to only those who absolutely need to be under supervision.
  • Reduce the terms of probation and parole to only as long as necessary to achieve the goals of supervision.
  • Train staff to provide clear, accurate and understandable information to probation and parole clients.