Tool for Monitoring the Violent Extremist Offenders Case Management Process

Why was this tool developed?

This tool was developed for Probation Services’ leadership to gather data from probation officers about the need for services when supervising offenders with a history of engagement in violent extremism. The domains included in the tool were identified via a series of interviews (39 interviews) and surveys (206 responses) with federal probation officers.

How was the tool developed?

Tool development: Interview and survey data were extrapolated by the research team to develop specific metrics to monitor compliance with recommended behaviors, rapport between the officer and the releasee and need for services. The metrics were then presented to a group of probation officers who provided feedback on their face and content validity during a meeting at the American Probation and Parole Association 47th Annual Training Institute in August 2022. Revisions were provided based on the officers’ feedback.

What is included?

Article describing the research supporting the development of the tool: Jessica E. Stern, Megan K. McBride, Adam Baker, Marley Carroll & Elena Savoia (2023) Practices and Needs in Reintegration Programs for Violent Extremist Offenders in the United States: The Probation Officer Perspective, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, DOI: 10.1080/1057610X.2022.2163460

Tool – link to a downloadable pdf version of the tool.

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Funding: This work was supported by the National Institute of Justice under grant number 2019-ZA-CX-001 (Applying a Developmental Evaluation Approach to Address Community Safety and Health Challenges of Reintegration Programs in the USA). The content of this tool is solely those of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of NIJ, nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.