Thursday, November 6, 2008

New Parole Violation Approach

In early October, CDCR announced that it was "moving forward with a new evidence-based system for dealing with parole violations." The new model is designed to rationalize CDCR's use of prison as a punishment for parole violations, by focusing "custody resources on higher risk offenders while targeting less serious offenders with proven treatment programs that seek to address the root of their problems."

This sounds like an important development and certainly one worth monitoring. If anything needs rationalization, it's California's broken parole system.

For more information on the new parole instrument, see:

1 comment:

Hadar Aviram said...

I agree. As an aside, note how much of the language behind the new instrument refers to cost-saving. It seems that's the universal argument that wins the day with everyone.