This webinar will discuss the supervision of gang members on parole and probation. It will make the case that gang members are a unique criminal justice population and should be treated as such by parole and probation agencies. This webinar will discuss gang members’ propensity toward recidivism and anti-social behavior and how that should dictate their supervision in the community. It will argue for the need for specialized gang units within parole and probation agencies. It will outline some skills and methods necessary for impactful supervision of gang members. It will discuss the outsized impact of community supervision agencies collaborating with gang specialists from other law enforcement and criminal justice agencies. It will touch on the skills and qualities that make good gang officers.
Actionable takeaways from this training:
- Ways to identify gang members under supervision,
- How to network with gang units in other agencies,
- How to gather intelligence and stay up-to-date on gang trends in your jurisdiction,
- Where to look for gang trainings,
- How to identify the qualities of an excellent gang officer.
The American Society of Evidence–Based Policing is a non-profit organization started by working police officers designed to drive the national conversation towards ensuring that the least harmful, most effective, fairest, and safest strategies are employed to prevent crime, reduce harm, and improve community wellness.