Texas Probation Magazine

A Periodical for Community Corrections Issues in Texas

The Texas Probation Association produces a quarterly periodical, the Texas Probation magazine, in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.  The magazine generally includes a combination of feature articles, special essays, departmental articles, profile of community corrections staff,  and news from the field for those interested in community corrections issues for both juvenile and adult disciplines in Texas.  We have a wide audience of readership such as high-level probation executives, judges, probation officers, academics, and students.  Articles published in the journal reflect current thought, practice, and research in community corrections and related issues in Texas.  Authors include not only academicians and researchers, but also attorneys and “front-line” probation and pretrial community supervision staff.

The editors seek material that is either directly related to the professional interests of readers or of significant peripheral interest.  Articles of interest include descriptions of new or innovative programs, policies, or approaches in juvenile and/or adult community corrections, emerging topics of interest such as trauma and justice-involved individuals or health concerns of staff and offender populations, training, legal issues, explanations of relevant ideas or concepts, and critiques of current practice.  The publication embraces a wide spectrum of topics.  Recent issues have addressed risk assessments, evidence-based practices, coverage of specialty courts or problem-solving courts, issues in supervision of domestic violence, and trauma and juvenile justice.

Those submitting manuscripts for consideration should note that the Editor is looking for articles that are current and relevant.  Original manuscripts are accepted and manuscripts can also have been published previously elsewhere, but permission from the author(s) and/or journal or other source should accompany the submission.

Authors preparing submissions should:

  • Use Times New Roman font size 12, one-inch margins, and be single-spaced.
  • In general keep submissions between 500 and 2,500 words (not including title, author information, references, tables, figures, and so on; longer manuscripts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Follow the American Psychological Association (APA) style of formatting. https://apastyle.apa.org/
  • For quoted material of more than three single please type lines single-spaced and indented on both sides.
  • Footnotes are acceptable, but are not to be used for references or citations, and are to be used sparingly.
  • Do not include an abstract.
  • Use tables and figures sparingly and not duplicate information already covered in-depth in the text.
  • Send photos of each contributing author, preferably a head shot.
  • Include a short bio of each contributing author, including contact information.

Deadlines for submissions for each quarterly publication are as follows: December 15, March 15, June 15, September 15. For more information on submissions and different types of articles and features accepted, please email Executive Editor, Dr. Kelli Martin at kmartin@taylorcscd.org.