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Probation and Parole Officer Adherence to the Core Correctional Practices: An Evaluation of 755 Offender-Officer Interactions
Advancing Practices (2013)
  • Ryan M. Labrecque, University of Cincinnati
  • Myrinda Schweitzer, University of Cincinnati
  • Paula Smith, University of Cincinnati
Here, we present the findings of a study examining the effect training on CCPs has on subsequent officer use of skills. Participants in the study include 44 probation and parole officers from four regional juvenile and adult community supervision departments in one large mid-western state. A site coordinator assigned officers to one of two groups - trained in the EPICS model or untrained.

All of the officers assigned to the trained group attended a three-day EPICS training, which included visual presentations, demonstrations of skills, workbook exercises, and several opportunities for officers to practice skills and receive feedback. Following the initial training, officers and supervisors participated in 24 monthly coaching sessions led by University of Cincinnati Corrections Institute (UCCI). 
Publication Date
January, 2013
Citation Information
Labrecque, R. M., Schweitzer, M., & Smith, P. (2013). Probation and parole officer adherence to the core correctional practices: An evaluation of 755 offender-officer interactions. Advancing Practices, 3, 20-23.