“More important than your obligation to follow your conscience, or at least prior to it, is your obligation to form your conscience correctly.”
— Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

A Coach Approach for supervisors of Offenders and Re-entrants


Recent studies have shown that parolees and re-entrants under supervised release who have a negative relationship with their parole/probate officer have higher rates of recidivism, while a positive relationship lowers their likelihood of recidivating (Chamberlain, et. al., 2018). Consequently, the development of evidence-based law enforcement training and practices that emphasizes positive, high-quality relationships with former inmates is needed to reduce recidivism across the nation. Examples of current training programs for officers include: Strategic Training Initiative in Community Supervision (STICS); Effective Practices in Community Supervision (EPICS); and Staff Training Aimed at Reducing Rearrest (STARR). But these training programs merely scratch the surface. Instead, we need to adopt Officer as a Coach training, as introduced in Probation Officer as Coach: Building a New Identity (Lovins, et. al., 2018)—transforming legacy law enforcement roles and approaches to supervision. This serves as foundation behind Lacy Frazer Coaching & Consulting for supervisors of offenders and re-entrants.


To reduce recidivism by providing an integrative, collaborative, empowering, and holistic approach to coaching, educating, and supporting anyone associated with the criminal justice system.


Catalyze a paradigm shift in the justice system by educating, coaching, inspiring, and engaging law enforcement community through a Coach Approach to collaboration and betterment for the good of all.


  1. Introduction to the Coach Approach: How coaching differs from counseling/therapy, refereeing, traditional law enforcement, and the positive impact of this approach on officer, offender, and the community

  2. Techniques: Establishing Rapport; Assessment; Skill-building; Effective Use of Reinforcement; Supervision Playbook (principles of effective intervention)

  3. Mastery: Practical application of the coach approach; Mastering the techniques through live experiential learning; and Review of International Coach Federation Core Competencies