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JRSA received funding from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) to coordinate a multistate assessment of parole revocations and violations. The goal of the project was to provide policy makers in selected states with specific information about the reasons for offender violations and recommendations for reducing the number of violators returned to incarceration. After issuing a solicitation to state Statistical Analysis Centers (SACs) and reviewing their proposals, BJS and JRSA awarded funds to five states (Maine,1 New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Wyoming) to gather data and information on parole practices in their states. The SACs were asked to collect data on activity that occurred for up to 24 months after the offender was placed on parole, or as of December 31, 2008 (whichever was later). In addition, the SACs were asked to review and analyze information regarding the policies, procedures, and practices related to parole revocation and sanctioning technical violators in their states. Using information collected from the qualitative and quantitative analyses, the SACs were also asked to produce a report describing the factors related to violations and revocations of parolees.

For more information about this project, please contact Stan Orchowsky.

1 While Maine abolished parole in 1976, probation often acts as de facto parole. Therefore, Maine gathered data on probation practices for this project.


Related Publications

Multistate Study Examines Factors Related to Parole Violations and Revocations (The JRSA Forum: Volume 29, Number 2, June 2011)

An Analysis of Probation Violations and Revocations in Maine Probation Entrants in 2005-2006. December 2010.

Parole Revocation in New Mexico. December 2010.

Oregon Parole/Post-Prison Revocation Study. December 2010.

Factors Related to Parole Violations and Revocations: Analysis of the Utah Parole System and Outcomes. December 2010.

Study of Wyoming Parole Revocations 2005-2009: Produced for the Bureau of Justice Statistics and Justice Research and Statistics Association Multi-State Study. December 2010.

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