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COVID-19’s Impact on Community Supervision

Holly Swan, Walter Campbell, Nathan Lowe

White Paper

July 10, 2020

Most of the research attention on COVID-19’s impact on the justice system has focused on jails and prisons. But far more people are under community supervision: parole and probation. And little research has been done about the pandemic’s direct and indirect effects on that phase of the justice continuum—and how the system could be better prepared. In this white paper, Abt justice experts Holly Swan and Walter Campbell propose a number of research questions to address.