States Strengthen Parole Policies and Practices

The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center), in partnership with the National Parole Resource Center (NPRC), has selected four states—ColoradoKentuckyNebraska and North Carolina—to participate in a learning collaborative focused on strengthening evidence-based paroling practices and enhancing collaboration between governors’ offices and paroling authorities.

Through the learning collaborative, state teams will review the latest evidence-based best practices in paroling, identify strategies for strengthening their state’s parole system and explore opportunities for enhancing relationships among key criminal justice stakeholders. With assistance from the NGA Center and NPRC, each state will develop recommendations for supporting and strengthening parole decision-making, policies and practices. States will also examine the latest research on best practices for paroling authorities and the critical role they can play in achieving governors’ public safety goals.

A learning collaborative provides an opportunity for a small group of state teams to learn the latest research on a policy topic, share best practices, identify opportunities for improvement and develop action plans to implement these recommendations. The parole learning collaborative will take place September 26–27, in Washington, D.C.

To learn more about the NGA Center Homeland Security and Public Safety Division, click here.

To learn more about the National Parole Resource Center, click here.