Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

New: Request for Proposals for Technical Assistance to Parole Boards

The Robina Institute's Parole Release and Revocation Project is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) to Parole Boards and Releasing Authorities. 

Recently, the Robina Institute published "The Continuing Leverage of Releasing Authorities: Findings from a National Survey," a report that summarizes the findings from a 2015 national survey of releasing authorities. 

The Continuing Leverage of Releasing Authorities contains numerous findings relative to the structure and functioning of parole boards. One significant concern that emerged was that paroling authorities often have limited resources and constraints on their internal capacities to evaluate or understand the effectiveness of their release and revocation policies and practices. 

This RFP is being issued to provide technical assistance to 1 or 2 parole boards that might benefit from the provision of this kind of service. The agencies that apply will not be required to fund the technical assistance that is requested. Rather, the Robina Institute will furnish the necessary financial and logistical support for one or more members of the parole project team to conduct on-site visits. 

Read the full description and submit your proposal by February 17th at 5:00 pm (CST).