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National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies. 
The National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies’ (NAPSA) mission is to promote pretrial justice and public safety through rational pretrial decision making and practices informed by evidence. NAPSA’s core values include learning; transparency and open communications; objective standards; collaboration; dignity; respect; and professional integrity. NAPSA’s core strategic approach is to provide evidence based standards and education to individuals and agencies.

“Promising Victim-Related Practices in Probation and Parole.” The Role of Community Supervision in the Criminal Justice Process. Council of State Government/American Probation and Parole Association, n.d.. 
According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, 18.7 million people were victimized by a violent or property crime in 2010. Approximately 29 percent of individuals victimized by violence that year—or more than 1 million people—sustained an injury as a result of the crime committed against them (Truman, 2011). As a direct result of these crimes, victims suffer untold losses from property theft and damage, cash losses, medical expenses, and lost pay due to injuries or activities related to the crime.