The entry points for community supervision in Louisiana are complex and diverse and are the result of years of legislative and policy changes.

Key Points:

  • A thorough review of the Probation and Parole budget is recommended to identify opportunities for increased efficiency and to maintain the effectiveness and impact of community supervision. 
  • The Louisiana legislature should review and update current Louisiana Department of Corrections policies concerning Earned Compliance Credits to conform with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation. 
  • To ensure consistency across the state, and to assess the effectiveness of the violation/revocation process, probation and parole should report quarterly revocation data by district office and officer.
  • Special and general conditions of supervision should only include conditions directly related to public safety and should be tailored to the specific needs of the probationer. 
  • Expand and fund partnerships with non-profit organizations.

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