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How Supervision Violations Impacted Prison Admissions During the Pandemic

September 1, 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Eastern


Please note that this event was rescheduled from August 12. Individuals who registered prior to the date change will continue to receive event information.

The pandemic forced changes in probation and parole that resulted in unprecedented drops in the number of people admitted to prison due to supervision violations. Now, state leaders face a critical question: What changes should be carried forward?

Join The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center for a Justice Briefing Live event to mark the launch of our new, nationwide analysis of probation and parole. A data presentation and panel discussion will explore changes that contributed to declines in the number of prison admissions due to supervision violations. Given that supervision violations still make up a large share of prison admissions, the panel discussion will also explore what changes still need to happen in community supervision.

The livestream event will bring together state corrections officials, people with experience on community supervision, policymakers, and advocates. It is free and open to the public; pre-registration is encouraged.

Panel Discussion

The discussion will focus on these key questions/concepts:

  • Why and how have community supervision programs changed or shifted prior to or during the pandemic?

  • What specific changes have states prioritized and why? Have they seen positive outcomes? If not yet, what kinds of outcomes do they expect to see?

  • What still needs to happen or be addressed in community supervision to allow for better outcomes for people on probation or parole?

  • How can we carry these changes forward? What will the barriers be for doing so? What challenges might exist?

Welcome Remarks: Nicole Jarrett, Director of Corrections and Reentry, The CSG Justice Center

Moderator: Carrie Johnson, National Public Radio

Research Presentation: Jessica Saunders, Director of Research, The CSG Justice Center


  • Dylan Hayre, Director of Criminal Justice, Arnold Ventures

  • Orlando Mayorga, McCormick Reentry Coordinator Fellow, Office of the Illinois Lt. Governor, Juliana Stratton

  • Louis Reed, Senior Director, Memberships & Partnerships, REFORM Alliance

  • Beth Skinner, Director, Iowa Department of Corrections

To View CSG's website, click here.


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