eLearning Series

Implementing Effective Supervision Practices & Programming in Probation & Parole

Since 1998, the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) has administered a project funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to provide training and technical assistance to improve community corrections practices. Since many probation and parole officers work in rural jurisdictions and often face barriers in attending traditional training events, the information is presented through distance-learning methodologies.

Presentation Format

During this project APPA planned and presented 11 audio teleconferences. Participants attended the event using only a telephone connection. Toll free access to the audio conference was provided, and there was no cost to registrants to participate. Each audio conference was 90 minutes long and consisted of a presentation by an authority in the field and an opportunity for the presenter to respond to questions from the participants. An informational packet that included printed material to accompany the audio presentation was provided to each participant. Each audio teleconference was reproduced on audio tapes and distributed, along with the accompanying written information, as requested. Now synchronized with webcast, each teleconference with supplemental materials are also freely available below.

Training in this Series
  1. Intimate Partner Domestic Violence
  2. Clandestine Methamphetamine Laboratories: What Probation and Parole Officers Need to Know
  3. Addressing Staff Sexual Misconduct in Community Corrections
  4. Women Offenders in Community Corrections
  5. Terrorism: Implications for Community Corrections
  6. Stalking: Living in the Shadow of Fear
  7. Facing the Challenges of the Generations at Work