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FOCUS ON SUPERVISION AND NOT SENTENCING A FLASH POINT IN DRAFT JUSTICE REPORT [+MEDIA]

By Katie Lannan

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, DEC. 21, 2016....Expanding access to programs and services for people in prison, hiring more probation officers and using community correction centers to help provide behavioral health services were among policy ideas floated Wednesday by researchers whose work will help shape a criminal justice reform effort in the new year.

In the final meeting between the Council of State Governments Justice Center and a 25-member working group, researchers from the council on Wednesday introduced policy models touching on reentry support, community supervision and behavioral health services.


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