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In the latest On Topic interview, U.S. Judge Irene M. Keeley discusses the federal supervision system.

Offenders coming out of prison often struggle to find housing, employment, and to reconnect with family. Many fail and, falling back on old behaviors, offend again. A documentary focuses on a program in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania that helps offenders reintegrate into society.

Nearly 158,000 offenders and defendants are under supervision in the federal probation and pretrial system. For officers, maintaining contact with each client is essential. Three districts currently are piloting a web-based Client Electronic Notification System (CENS) that will help officers maintain that contact and safeguard the community.

A group of probation and pretrial services officers is looking at how to supervise offenders and defendants who use our society's pervasive programmable electronic devices to commit or conceal crimes.

The duty of probation officers is to protect the community and foster long-term positive changes in the conduct of offenders. A critical component of these practices is the Post-Conviction Risk Assessment (PCRA)

When two chief probation officers in neighboring states crossed district lines, the Judiciary saved money and personnel.

A federal Judiciary study of early termination of supervision of low-risk offenders shows that the practice not only saves money, it does so without compromising public safety.

In 2012, the cost of placing an offender in a Bureau of Prisons institution or federal residential reentry center was roughly eight times the cost of placing the same offender under post-conviction supervision by a federal probation officer.

A widely used Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program may help federal inmates in a Wisconsin correctional facility avoid the consequences of excessive debt and irresponsible credit card use upon their release.

It’s the mission of U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Officers to assist the federal court in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community and to bring about long-term positive change in the individuals they supervise.

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