Nebraska Division of Parole Supervision has created a violence-reduction (VRP) aftercare program and a CBI intervention which maintains an open group structure to effectively reduce the recidivism rate of high-risk parole clients, particularly those who have been identified as likely to reoffend violently and those who have previously failed on community supervision. Long-term goals are to ensure 1) the highest risk parole clients receive a higher dosage of evidence-based interventions, 2) the reduced use of parole sanctions and revocations and 3) a reduced overall recidivism rate for parole clients. The ‘open’ nature of the programs (i.e., clients can begin at any session, rather than periodically as a cohort) facilitates the ability of a smaller parole agency with traditionally fewer resources to provide evidence-based, recidivism reduction programs with fidelity.
Miller, Jennifer; Spohn, Ryan E.; and Campagna, Michael, "Innovations in Supervision Reducing Violence and Recidivism Through VRP Aftercare and CBI Open Groups" (2022). Reports. 85.