Probation System Review
Probation Review Guidebook
By Janet K. Wiig and John A. Tuell (Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, 2011)
Probation Review Implementation: How Best Practices Meet Everyday Practices
By Dr. John S. Ryals, Jr. (Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, 2013)
The Robert F. Kennedy National Resource Center for Juvenile Justice provides technical assistance to support the successful application of its resources to jurisdictions seeking reform. Each jurisdiction identifies the most critical issues that confront their department and is guided through steps to create a carefully tailored work plan to address them. The core elements of such a plan include program planning and implementation, best practices and benchmarking, performance measurement and client outcomes, and intra- and interagency work processes. A probation review is an exciting opportunity for the principals involved in the management and day-to-day operation of a probation department to assess how they are doing in relation to their goals and objectives and to devise strategies for improved performance and outcomes.