2008 District-Level Outreach to Probation and Parole Program
Contracting Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance

The Council of State Governments/American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) recently received funding from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance to continue its Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative. This project builds upon past experience of the APPA-PSN initiatives (also funded by BJA) which emphasized safe search and seizure practices and resulted in the delivery of probation and parole specific PSN training and technical assistance to approximately 1,900 individuals since 2004 through on-site training, technical assistance and web-based information and training.

The goal of the APPA-PSN District Level Outreach project is to encourage and enhance probation and parole agencies involvement in a multi-agency strategy to reduce gang and gun violence as part of PSN. This project includes the development model protocols for the supervision of offenders involved in gang and gun violence; the provision of phone, onsite, and internet-based training and technical assistance to probation and parole agencies on PSN initiatives to improve supervision of violent and gang offenders; and the dissemination of information on promising and effective PSN anti-gang initiatives involving probation and parole agencies. In addition, APPA will continue to actively participate in PSN anti-gang initiatives and provide supplemental training, as requested. For further information on this project or to inquire about how your agency can request training and technical assistance offered through this project, please contact:.

Project Manager
Adam Matz
Research Associate
American Probation and Parole Association
PO Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578–1910
Phone: (859) 244-8058
Fax: (859) 244-8001