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16th Bi-Annual: Adult and Juvenile Female Offenders Conference News

October 13 - 15, 2015 - The only conference focused exclusively on women and girls in the criminal justice system.

AJFO is the only professional conference focused exclusively on women and girls involved with the criminal justice system. Participants represent a diverse array of practitioners, state administrators, program directors, women with lived experience, advocates, researchers, and program developers, and experts in reentry, incarceration, juvenile justice, trauma and gender.

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One Thing Republicans and Democrats Are Starting to Work Together On (and It’s Not War) News

Could this be the year that lawmakers really begin to dismantle the system of mass incarceration that they have been building for decades? It seems conceivable, thanks to a surge in interest from elected officials at the state and federal level, as well as an “unlikely” coalition of left- and right-wing groups that announced its formation on Thursday. The Coalition for Public Safety, as the group is called, includes organizations like the Center for American Progress and the American Civil Liberties Union along with Tea Party-aligned FreedomWorks and Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform. It’s backed, in part, by Koch Industries.

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7th National Training Institute News

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

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

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

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. 

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H.B. 4634 News

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.

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Thomas Gahl Video

On September 22nd, 1986 Tom Gahl became the first United States Probation Officer to be killed in the line of duty. This video commemorates the 25th anniversary of his death.