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APPA’s National Standards for Community Supervision

by American Probation and Parole Association

Outlines the professional standards or minimum acceptable benchmarks for integrating evidence-based practices into community supervision. Includes guiding principles and standards for community supervision agencies, sentencing, assessment, transition to community/pre-release, supervision practices, caseload size, engagement and building relationships, case planning, effective interventions, influencing behavior, and performance measurement. An annotated table of contents listing the national standards can be downloaded from the Crime and Justice Institute at

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