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Nexus Software Hopes to Make Parole Decisions Evidence-Based - Enviro Led Tech
One in 55 American adults — about 4.5 million people — were on probation or parole in 2016, according to a study published last year by Pew Research Center. The task of monitoring each one’s progress and appointments falls to probation and parole officers, and in some jurisdictions, the sheer volume of cases is more than officers are equipped to handle via phone calls and emails. A new software platform for probation and parole departments, designed with input from justice-system veterans and set to be unveiled at the American Probation and Parole Association conference in Miami, aims to ease this burden by addressing two basic problems for parole officers: a lack of readily available case information, and how best to use that