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iPads and Community Corrections

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I am seeking information regarding the use of iPads or other tablet devices in use by probation/parole during the course of community supervision activities.

Are agencies utilizing tablets in lieu of laptops? What info is being gathered? Are you using pre-formatted forms and emailing them? Any good apps? Are you connected to a secured network? full thread


Avoiding the Anger Trap

By Caterina Spinaris Tudor , Ph.D. , and Gregory Morton
When we perceive ourselves to be opposed, threatened, disrespected or mistreated it is easy to get angry and go into attack mode, emotional guns blazing. This may feel good and warranted at the time, but it subjects our whole being to a full-blown stress re-sponse with all its destructive consequences. Such reactions also cause us to handle ag-gravating situations in hostile ways, and so increase the possibility of conflict and further stress in our lives. Throwing more gasoline on a fire only makes the fire bigger.

To not be consumed by our anger, we have to be able to keep it from overtaking our thinking process and our actions. full story

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Community Supervision Officer - Dallas County CSCD - Texas

Performs supervision officer work. Work involves supervising adult probationers; reviewing and investigating cases; preparing pre- and post-sentence reports; and developing and implementing supervision plans and recommendations. Ensures that all work is in compliance with policies and procedures, federal, state and local regulations and licensing requirements (if applicable).

Liaises with internal staff, community resources and outside agencies to develop and implement an informed plan of supervision; identifies appropriate rehabilitative services; responds to inquiries from clients and the public.

Monitors and enforces Conditions of Community Supervision; escalates violations in a timely manner.

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" Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure . . . than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt


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