“What Works”– Travis County Adult Probation–DC Public Safety–170,000 Requests per Month

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Transcript available at http://media.csosa.gov/podcast/transcripts/2010/05/%E2%80%9Cwhat-works%E2%80%9D%E2%80%93-travis-county-adult-probation%E2%80%93dc-public-safety%E2%80%93170000-requests-per-month/

The show interviews Dr. Geraldine Nagy, Director of the Travis County, TX, Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation) and Pretrial Services. Dr. Nagy implemented new supervision and treatment techniques that resulted in reduced rearrests and technical violations. Newspaper articles and research reports regarding her efforts are available at www.co.travis.tx.us/adultprobation/.

This is the fifth in a series of programs recorded during the summer of 2009 focusing on evidence-based practices or “what works”.

The series addresses well documented research that applies to community supervision of criminal offenders.

The show is hosted by Leonard Sipes. The producer is Timothy Barnes.

Meta terms: Evidence-based, what works, parole and probation, corrections, jail, prison, prerelease, employment, crime, criminals, criminal justice, prison, incarceration

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