Since the hurricanes swept through Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, FPPOA has received several emails and calls asking if we would be collecting funds to support our offices on those islands. Historically, the Association has voted to not collect funds for such events, and the board has recently decided the same again. The reasons for this include: choosing for which unfortunate disasters or events to have a collection and the uncertain method to distribute money collected.
NIC and CCCN are creating a DVD based training program designed to highlight effective community reintegration practices that will promote behavior change and recidivism reduction, enhance public safety, and save taxpayer dollars.
The United States criminal justice system manages a staggering 7 million adults and three quarter of a million juveniles - the majority of which will be returning to our communities. Justice professionals need to take a system-wide, evidence-based approach and work collaboratively if we want to improve public safety and increase the likelihood of success for those reintegrating back into our communities. The collateral consequences for someone involved in the justice system can be severe. For adults, these can include having a harder time finding a job, difficulty finding safe and sustainable housing, and interruptions in family dynamics and relationships. Juveniles can experience difficulties getting back on track with school and maintaining positive peer relationships. And while some of these consequences are unique to adult or juvenile populations, one consequence stands out as damaging for both: the difficulty of successfully reintegrating and connecting back to the community.
The passage of the House budget resolution is one small step in a long and complicated legislative process that may spark significant changes to the current federal retirement system.
Or, it may not.
Republicans are serious about enacting a budget resolution this year, which they see as the vehicle to put their top legislative priority â tax reform â in motion.
Budget resolutions set spending levels under broad legislative categories and arenât presented to the president. They can also include âreconciliation instructions,â which set the procedures for enacting parts of the resolution into law.
Probation and parole officers must balance the needs of sex offenders with community safety
Most probation and parole officers do not enter the profession thinking they are going to supervise sex offenders. However, at some point in their career, their caseload will probably include a sex offender.
Supervising sex offenders can be more challenging and difficult than other cases due to additional rules, restrictions and laws sex offenders have to abide by, along with the treatment programs they have to participate in to be successful during their time on supervision.
FPPOA has received several inquiries from its members asking how they could help those effected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. We have recently been in touch with Chief Shane Ferguson, Eastern District of Texas, who has sent out the below email and link. If you would like to assist, this below link will help those officers and staff directly effected by the hurricane. We at FPPOA send our thoughts and prayers to those in Texas, as well as those in Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Florida, and the southeast coast who are potentially facing a long weekend as well.
"I appreciate the many kind words and offers of assistance you have made. Many have asked how you can be of help; therefore, I am sending this out to you to do with whatever you deem appropriate. We have set up a Go Fund Me account to assist those that may need financial assistance. There will be some significant needs - for example, one officer whose house had up to seven feet of water had no flood insurance (he was not in the 100 year flood plan). The funds will be dispersed proportionately to those who need it.
Obviously, this is a voluntary campaign and I am trying to be very careful to ensure that I am not soliciting money, rather I am just providing a way for people to help. If you feel comfortable in sharing with your staff, please do. If you do not, I understand that too. Again, thanks for all your kind words and offers of help."
For the second time in three days, law enforcement officers in Cincinnati had to be rushed to the hospital.
On Friday, two Hamilton County probation officers came into contact with what's believed to be the powerful opiate fentanyl.
As a result, a county government building at 800 Broadway became a kind of bio-hazard site for about an hour.
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