General Session: Plenary - Beyond Smoke & Mirrors: Probation in the Criminal Justice Reform Era

SESSION INFO

Monday, August 19, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Session Type: General

Charles Robinson is the Deputy Chief of the Probation & Pretrial Services Office of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts.Charles has co-authored several widely used client and officer training programs for community and custodial correctional settings. Among these programs are Decision Points, an open-group cognitive-behavioral program that teaches clients to observe and interrupt thinking that leads to trouble; and Effective Practices in Correctional Settings (EPICS) II, a training program for criminal justice professionals based on existing behavioral change strategies found to be effective with criminal justice clients.

SESSION PRESENTERS

Charles Robinson
Deputy Chief, Probation and Pretrial Services Office Administrative Office of the United States Courts


Charles Robinson is the Deputy Chief of the Probation & Pretrial Services Office of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Over the course of more than 20 years, he has worked in a variety of positions in both county and federal probation, including supervising a caseload of community supervision clients and serving as a chief probation officer. Charles has co-authored several widely used client and officer training programs for community and custodial correctional settings. Among these programs are Decision Points, an open-group cognitive-behavioral program that teaches clients to observe and interrupt thinking that leads to trouble; and Effective Practices in Correctional Settings (EPICS) II, a training program for criminal justice professionals based on existing behav