Times-News: Magic Valley probation officers try new approach

Officer stands with back to camera, shirt says "parole agent"
Photo courtesy Pat Sutphin, Times-News
Gretel Kauffman,Times-News

TWIN FALLS — How do you stop a person who has committed a crime from doing the same thing again?

It could be as simple as talking with them.

Local probation and parole officers have shifted their focus in recent years from the traditionally reactive approach taken by officers to a more proactive, personal approach that’s heavy on conversations and self-reflection.

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Story published: 02/12/2018
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