Welcome to the official FPPOA website!

FPPOA is now over 60 years of age and is the sole representative association dedicated exclusively for staff working in Federal Probation and Pretrial Services.

As part of FPPOA's commitment to the Federal Probation and Pretrial Services, we hope that this site is able to provide you with all the information that fits your professional needs.

7th National Training Institute

The Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association and the District of Arizona are proud to announce the 7th National Training Institute to be held August 23-26, 2015, in Scottsdale, Arizona.

This training opportunity will provide state-of-the-art information about topics relevant to the field and create a learning environment among federal probation and pretrial officers from across the country to exchange program ideas.

Workshops will be available on Monday and Tuesday, with a general session on Wednesday, in addition to offering valuable networking opportunities with fellow officers.

Find out more at FPPOA-NTI.com

Online registration coming soon!

Newly Released - Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Center for Effective Public Policy are pleased to announce the release of NIC’s publication, Behavior Management of Justice-Involved Individuals: Contemporary Research and State-of-the-Art Policy and Practice, a document authored by Madeline M. Carter, Principal, Center for Effective Public Policy. This document can be accessed at http://nicic.gov/Library/029553.

All justice-involved individuals who are under community supervision are expected to abide by a set of conditions. Unfortunately, a significant portion will violate one or more of their terms and conditions of supervision at some point, either by committing a new offense or by committing a technical violation–an infraction related to failing to comply with the technical rules set by the releasing authority. 

H.B. 4634

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow federal law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, and firefighters to make penalty-free withdrawals from their tax-exempt employee benefit and pension plans after they reach age 50.

Article: Releasing federal inmates early requires care (via union-bulletin.com)

Good intentions are only the starting place for good legislation.

Congress is currently considering the Recidivism Reduction and Public Safety Act of 2014, in which an estimated 34,000 federal prisoners could see a substantial reduction in their sentences. According to a story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the bill would double the time off a sentence an inmate can earn for behaving and participating in certain programs.

The legislation is careful to exclude the worst inmates — sex offenders, violent-crime offenders, repeat offenders, organized-crime members and major fraud convicts. That leaves nonviolent, first-time offenders who have passed an assessment showing they are less likely to reoffend.

read the full article at union-bulletin.com

Man got knives into federal court to kill judge, probation officer, complaint says

A felon desperate to be thrown back in prison got two knives into Detroitï's federal courthouse as part of a plan to kill his probation officer and a judge before changing his mind, according to a criminal complaint filed today.

Timothy Daniels, who has been charged in the incident, was released from state prison on Feb. 11 after spending the majority of the past 40 years in prison, according to the complaint.

Daniels said “that it was not going well and he wanted to go back to prison,” according to the complaint.

His plan to make that happen: Kill his probation officer and U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurie Michelson. Read the full article at Detroit Free Press

Dosage Probation

The National Institute of Corrections (NIC) and the Center for Effective Public Policy are pleased to announce the release of NIC’s publication, Dosage Probation: Rethinking the Structure of Probation Sentences

This is a great introduction to a new probation strategy which links “the duration of probation supervision to the optimal amount of intervention an offender needs in order to reduce risk of reoffense”. This monograph “provides a policy and practice framework upon which this new model of supervision can be constructed. It offers a review of evidence-based approaches to reducing recidivism in our communities, the most recent research on dosage, and its applicability to sentencing and community supervision practices. It describes the model’s promise for increasing community safety through recidivism reduction, as well as achieving fiscal savings by reducing periods of supervision. Finally, the monograph offers a summary of the work of Milwaukee County’s criminal justice stakeholders as they design and conduct the nation’s first dosage probation experiment.” Sections of this publication include: introduction to the dosage model of probation; the principles of effective intervention—who we target of intervention matters (the risk principle), what we target for intervention matters (the need principle), how we intervene and interact matters (the responsivity principle), how well interventions are implemented matters, fidelity and integrity of corrections professionals’ interventions, and the relationship between early termination of supervision and recidivism; adding dosage to the equation—how much dosage is delivered matters, and further study needed; implications—the dosage probation model of supervision; and dosage probation in Milwaukee County.
The document is authored by Madeline M. Carter, Principal, Center for Effective Public Policy and the Honorable Richard J. Sankovitz, Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Please click here for the full press release. The referenced document is attached.

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