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APPA 2019 Winter Training Institute


Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
United States

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Abt Associates staff will participate in the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) 2019 Winter Training Institute, which brings together professionals involved in the community corrections, juvenile justice, and treatment professions in the United States, its territories, and several other countries.  The theme for this year’s conference is “A Nation in Crisis: Addressing Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health in Our Community”

WORKSHOP: Results from a Mixed Methods Evaluation of Home and Field Contacts in Probation/Parole
Tuesday, March 12, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Home and field contacts with clients are common practice within many probation and parole agencies, yet little is known about how they are conducted, the goals of their use, and whether they impact client outcomes. Abt Associates, together with APPA, has conducted a mixed methods study of home/field contact practices within multiple agencies in three states. Learn more.

SPECIAL SESSION: The Role of Field Work in Community Supervision
Wednesday, March 13, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
This panel will feature findings from Abt Associates’ National Institute of Justice grant to evaluate the effectiveness of home and field contacts in community supervision. Learn more.

Abt Panelists

Walter Campbell
Abt Associate/Scientist
walter campbell

Sarah Jalbert
Abt Principal Associate/Scientist
sarah jalbert

Holly Swan
Abt Associate/Scientist
holly swan

Learn more about Abt's Justice work
Abt Insights: Community Supervision
Community Supervision Slipsheet
Governance and Justice