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Holly Swan, an associate in Abt Associates' Division of Health and Environment, is a sociologist and implementation scientist with expertise in justice research and evaluation, particularly around reentry and community supervision. Recently, she directed a National Institute of Justice-funded study by Abt Associates of recidivism and supervision outcomes of community supervision field work.

Swan is currently directing a process and impact evaluation of a program designed to provide education and employment services for adults on community supervision in Washington, D.C., as well as a comprehensive evaluation of a cognitive behavioral therapy curriculum developed for high-risk young men served by a Massachusetts nonprofit. She earned her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Delaware.

April 4, 2019

What We Don't Know About Parole and Probation

As we move away from mass incarceration, we need to figure out how visits by case officers are effective -- or aren't.