VCCJA Probation Advancement Committee
Annual Business Meeting Report 2017
Lead Virginia in developing the premier local probation model.
Promote the innovation and implementation of effective research driven practices in local probation.
Summary of Accomplishments:
A. Recommended DCJS change the score of for female probationers on the MOST screening tool. Recommendation approved by EBP Joint Sustainability Meeting and by DCJS. Implementation TBD.
B. Submitted definitions for case closures and recommended some minor changes related to unsuccessful closures. Recommendation approved by EBP Joint Sustainability Meeting, awaiting final decision by DCJS.
C. Provided definitions for probationer contacts and/or communication about probationers. Recommendation approved by EBP Joint Sustainability Meeting. Awaiting final decision by DCJS.
D. Supported DCJS completing the Organizational Survey, Client Survey and Recidivism report.
E. PAC Charter completed and submitted to VCCJA President.
Current Active Projects:
A. Reviewing/exploring database/case management software to develop best practices and innovation.
B. Defining Minimum Critical Agency specifications.
C. Review research and make recommendation as to remain with MOST screening tool or implement Proxy screening tool.
Long Term Projects:
A. Determine OST scoring modification recommendations and supervision expectations.
B. Adhere to performance measures and ongoing evaluations.
C. Advancement in technology
D. Continue to research new supervision strategies.
Gary Hughes –Co-Chair Chesterfield Community Corrections
Kim Chmura – Co-Chair Old Dominion Community Corrections
Steve Austin Prince William Community Corrections
JoAnn Carpenter Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Community Corrections
Ross Carew OAR/Jefferson Area Community Corrections
David Eber Prince William Community Corrections
Paula Harpster DCJS
Amy Jacobson Colonial Community Corrections
Shelby Johnson Henrico Community Corrections
Jennifer MacArthur Richmond Community Corrections
Cynthia Plummer Lynchburg Community Corrections
Ken Rose DCJS
Donna Shifflett DCJS
Joyce Skinner Hampton-Newport News Criminal Justice Agency
Gene Whitlock Fairfax County General District Court Services
Committee meets monthly. Meetings are either Webex or in person. In person meetings are held at the Chesterfield Community Corrections office. The Committee always welcomes new members.