Dr. Brian Lovins – Probation Coaches

Full Article

Criminal Justice Office Hours on 10/17/2018

Dr. Brian Lovins – Assistant Director for Harris County Community Supervision and Corrections Department – joins the podcast to talk about the state of community corrections and probation officers as coaches.

In many agencies, probation officers have been encouraged or been permitted  to follow the job role of “referee.” Because research links supervision effectiveness to officers having quality relationships with offenders, adopting a human service orientation, and using correctional skills, the authors propose that the job role of “coach” aligns more closely with this evidence.

Download Article