Posts tagged probation
#29: Innovation in Probation

What would innovation in probation look like? For years, it’s meant reporting to your agent, obeying conditions set by the court, drug testing – and eventually, you screw up and go back to jail. The only constants were huge caseloads and high failure rates.

Wayne McKenzie, General Counsel to the New York City Department of Probation, says change is here in the form of Neighborhood Opportunity Networks and their growing cohort of city partnerships

New thinking, borrowed from progressive policing and social justice programs, has made probation a genuine launching pad for a second chance and public safety.

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