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Describe the competencies needed to be a parole board member, parole chair and executive parole staff;
Clarify how the competencies relate to the role of parole with other stakeholders within the criminal justice systems;
Describe the organizational structures within the parole office that support the development and operation of competencies;
Examine how competencies promote the use of EBP in parole and revocation decision making;
Illustrate how governors, appointing authorities, and parole boards can use the competencies to make selection and hiring decisions.
The core competencies must conform to the principles presented in the documents "Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practices", the "Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century for Executives and Senior-Level Leaders", and the "Correctional Leadership Competencies for the 21st Century for Manager and Supervisor Levels". These documents can be found at the following links:
Hand delivered applications should be brought to 500 First Street, NW., Washington, DC 20534. At the front desk, dial 7-3106, extension 0 for pickup.
Faxed applications will not be accepted. Electronic applications can be submitted via
As articulated by Nancy M. Campbell in the “Comprehensive Framework for Paroling Authorities in an Era of Evidence-Based Practices,” one of the key functions of a paroling authority, board members and staff, is directing and facilitating the achievement of desired outcomes through people and resources. Getting the work done through others is a reality for most leaders and managers, and this is particularly true given the structure of parole. Paroling authorities can set the terms and conditions of parole, but they rely on others to implement them. Even in those cases, where the paroling authority and supervision agency are combined, parole board members rely on others to implement the terms and conditions that they set. Effective governors appoint paroling authorities who have both leadership and management skills.
As Jim Collins has said, “First get the right people on the bus.” This is often difficult in the public sector but not impossible. To accomplish the goals of successful reentry and public protection requires an understanding of the pivotal role that parole can play in protecting the public by helping offenders transition and reenter society successfully. Most parole board members are appointed by elected officials and these officials need to understand what skills, knowledge, and attitudes (competencies) the “right people” (parole board members and staff) must possess to be effective in their work.
Applications may be submitted in hard copy, or electronically via
Authority: Public Law 93-415.
This project will be a collaborative venture with the NIC Community Corrections Division.
This number should appear as a reference line in the cover letter, in box 4a of Standard Form 424, and outside of the envelope in which the application is sent.