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Jennifer Simone, January Welks, Guy Bourgon
June 15, 2020

U.S. probation and pretrial services officers January Welks and Jennifer Simone discuss how the pandemic has called for new ways of thinking and working, in some cases leading to positive change in both their professional and personal lives.

Mark A. Sherman, Shon R. Hopwood
May 13, 2020

Host Mark Sherman talks with bank robber turned Georgetown law professor Shon Hopwood about how the system can help and hurt an inmate’s return to society. Shon’s unusual legal journey began during a twelve-year stint in federal prison for robbing banks. While there, the U.S.

Mark A. Sherman, Connie M. Smith, Ricardo S. Martinez
July 17, 2019

Chief U.S. Probation Officer Connie Smith and Chief U.S.

February 12, 2018

Thinking for a Change is one of several cognitive behavioral interventions used by federal probation and pretrial services offices to help clients succeed during and after supervision and thus reduce recidivism.  Officers volunteer to facilitate the intensive 13-week program, and most fi

Mark A. Sherman, Kathryn N. Nester, Maureen Scott Franco
April 13, 2017

Holistic defense is also called community-oriented defense, therapeutic defense, or holistic advocacy. Whatever the name, its purpose is to solve underlying social and environmental problems that may have contributed to an individual's involvement in crime.

Stephen E. Vance
October 27, 2015

This guide provides an overview of special conditions of supervised release and probation restricting computer and Internet use in an effort to protect the public from cybercrime, including child pornography offenses.

July 15, 2015
Federal Judicial Center
March 1, 2013
The Benchbook is an ongoing compilation of information that federal judges have found useful for immediate bench or chambers reference in civil and criminal proceedings.
Barbara Meierhoefer, Patricia D. Breen
February 1, 2013

This report presents the results of the Federal Judicial Center's retrospective process-descriptive study of judge-involved supervision programs for offenders in the federal courts.


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