Five Evidence-Based Policies Can Improve Community Supervision
Probation systems in all 50 states collectively supervise roughly four times as many people as do parole systems. States have adopted key policies to help strengthen and shrink those systems. Research suggests that five policies can help states achieve key community supervision reform goals: limit probation terms, provide earned compliance credits, limit incarceration before a violation hearing, and prohibit driver’s license suspension for inability to pay fines and fees.