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CSRC Language Guide: Words and Phrases to Effect Positive Change in Community Supervision Agencies

July 1, 2024

New Resource

by   CSRC

The Community Supervision Resource Center (CSRC) is pleased to announce a new resource: the CSRC Language Guide: Words and Phrases to Effect Positive Change in Community Supervision Agencies. As the community supervision field continues to evolve, focus has turned away from managing failure toward promoting success. In doing so, it is important to consider the language that practitioners use in daily operations so that written and verbal communications are aligned with this shift in focus. The CSRC Language Guide is designed to help pretrial, probation, and parole practitioners understand, identify, and use person-first language, which avoids using labels or adjectives to define someone. This guide is intended to assist community supervision staff, leaders, and agencies in adopting preferred language in their verbal and written communications moving forward.

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