The Parole & Probation Accountability Project (PPAP) began with Topeka K. Sam’s 2017 Soros Justice Fellowship. Designed and informed by the lived experiences of people on probation and parole, this groundbreaking work focuses on challenging and changing parole and probation which denies the basic human rights of women and men due to misinformation, lack of accountability, public scrutiny and oversight. The PPAP also shines a light on how probation and parole significantly expand intrusion, policing and control of already heavily surveilled Black and Latino neighborhoods.
In collaboration with national advocacy and professional organizations, the PPAP includes focus groups and a national survey which will result in policy proposals to significantly reform probation and parole. Special attention is paid to how the control and surveillance of probation and parole differently impacts the lives of women & children.