On Monday, August 21, the CJI team presented on “Safely Reducing Supervision Revocations Through Evidence-Based Decision Making” at the International Community Justice Association (ICJA) Conference in Cleaveland, Ohio. The CJI team shared findings and recommendations from work across four state supervision agencies, with a focus on addressing disparities—in alignment with the 2023 ICJA conference theme, “Centering People in Community Justice: Enhancing Responsivity Through Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging.”

Presenters Valerie Meade, Maja Vlajnic, and Caitlin Flood discussed findings across supervision agencies related to racial and ethnic disparities within revocations from community supervision and highlighted opportunities for agencies to advance more equitable practices.

From 2020 through 2022, CJI conducted an assessment of supervision and revocation policies and practices in partnership with Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, and Montana. CJI worked with community supervision agencies, judges, Parole Boards, and justice practitioners to understand the factors impacting supervision outcomes, how agency policies align with best practices, and opportunities to reduce recidivism and enhance public safety. Through surveys, focus groups, individual stakeholder interviews, and data analysis the CJI team developed recommendations to address disparities and strengthen community supervision outcomes.

Explore thematic findings across all four states or review state-specific reports here: