​​NIJ Audio: What Works in Probation and Parole

NIJ Conference
Plenary Panel
June 2009

How can we prevent reoffending and reduce costs? Research points to a number of solutions. At the Tuesday plenary, Judge Steven Alm from Hawaii will describe his successes with hard-core drug offenders. “Swift and sure” is his motto. West Virginia Cabinet Secretary James W. Spears will discuss the issues from his state's perspective, and Adam Gelb, Director of the Pew Charitable Trust's Public Safety Performance Project, will lend a national overview. Pamela Lattimore, Ph.D., will describe research that has found success with reentry planning that happens while a person is still in prison and continues when the person is released into the community.


Kristina Rose: Acting Director, and Thomas Feucht, Exexutive Senior Science Advisor, National Institute of Justice

Adam Gelb: Director, Public Safety Performance Project, Pew Center on the States

James W. Spears: Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety

Honorable Steven S. Alm: Judge, First Circuit Court, Honolulu, Hawaii

Tom Williams: Associate Director, Court Services and Offender Supervision, Washington, D.C.

Pamela Lattimore: Principal Scientist, RTI International

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