As the pandemic continues in many locations, community supervision agencies are still balancing in-person versus virtual contacts. While traditional probation relies on face-to-face contacts, probation departments took a leap in early 2020 to move everything virtually. While there were some initial struggles, sites that remained virtual moving forward have had some initial outcomes that are promising. In addition, there have been several lessons learned to help support people on supervision to be successful using virtual contacts.
This webinar presents preliminary findings on the use of virtual contacts among people on probation in the state of Illinois.