Probation Revocation

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The focus of the Probation Revocation project was to understand the policies and practices that affect probation revocation and identify potential areas of reform that could lead to better outcomes for people on probation. Researchers compared the legal frameworks of probation across multiple states and reported on a range of probation practices in multiple jurisdictions. While the project was centered on the impact of the revocation decision, the scope of inquiry included earlier stages of the sentencing and probation supervision process in an effort to understand how cases reach the point of revocation and where policy and practice changes could be leveraged to disrupt that pathway. Later work moved to an applied focus as Robina collaborated with jurisdictions on the design and implementation of alternative practices that had the potential to improve probation outcomes. 

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Robina Institute of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice
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Cecelia Klingele
External Co-Director, Sentencing Law and Policy Program (2013-2018)
Kevin R. Reitz
Faculty Director, Robina Institute; James Annenberg La Vea Land Grant Chair in Criminal Procedure Law
Ebony Ruhland
Associate Professor, Rutgers University Newark; Former Research Director, Robina Institute