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From Pandemic Reforms to Systematic Change: How COVID-19 Housing and Financial Supports Can Permanently Alter Probation and Parole

March 16, 2021
2:00 PM
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One year ago, as the COVID-19 outbreak hit our nation, many probation and parole officials throughout the country sought to limit the impact of the coronavirus. The pandemic spawned several emergency measures and innovations within probation and parole systems to mitigate the suffering — from transforming vacant hotels into homes that facilitated the release of people jailed for parole violations to terminating fees for probation and unpaid tickets that too often land people behind bars.

This webinar — the first of two on COVID-19 reforms — will feature probation and parole executives, formerly incarcerated people, and advocates who spearheaded innovations in housing and financial security that demonstrated changes in probation and parole are possible in the long term. The speakers will share their insights, including lessons learned, why these changes should stick, and the need for further reforms.