Oklahoma Selected For Probation Study

Friday, February 16th 2007, 9:07 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections will be part of a study looking at how the size of a probation officer's caseload affects the success of the released inmates they supervise.

The study will also look at the effectiveness of probation practices which are tailored to the individual needs of parolees.

State prisons spokesman Jerry Massie says probation officers in Oklahoma typically have a caseload of 75 to 100 people,

The study will be conducted by Abt Associates of Cambridge, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the Crime and Justice Institute; Justice Systems Assessment and Training; and the National Institute of Justice.