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Coach(Referee) Model for Change Resource Guide

JSP staff

The goal of community supervision – probation and parole – has been to help people find the resources they need to improve their lives, reach their potential, and thrive. However, nearly two centuries after its inception in 1841, community supervision has transformed into a large system of restrictive conditions, punishment oriented approaches, and policies that sometimes help people improve their lives but rarely help people thrive. Unfortunately, the larger criminal justice system has doubled down on this punishing way of doing community supervision. As a larger system, the day-to-day work does not align with the goal.

The Coach (Referee) Model for Change (CRMC) shifts the community supervision experience to help agencies return the goal – helping people thrive.

 This resource provides details why we need something different in community supervision, and provides an overview of the CRMC to help agencies invest in different.