Recognizing those who change the lives of others


#Catalyst4Change is cFive’s corporate initiative created to give back to the industry by providing a platform to recognize dynamic individuals in community supervision, share insight on what works, and build awareness and support in the community and beyond.  

2018 #Catalyst4Change Award

In its second year, the #Catalyst4Change award program provides an incredible snapshot of some of the amazing programs and initiatives community supervision professionals have championed across the nation. The 2018 nominations featured many dedicated community supervision professionals truly making a difference each day. We invite you to read the finalists’ stories and learn more about how their programs have helped reduce recidivism, improve lives, and keep communities safe.

Meet the 2018 Finalists

Arlyn Harris, Maricopa County Adult Probation Department

Jill Johansson-Love, Dallas County Community Supervision & Corrections (Adult Probation)

Stacy Ledvina, Manitowoc County Human Services

The Winner is…

The 2018 winner we be announced at the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) Annual Training Institute in Philadelphia in July.

2017 #Catalyst4Change Award

Winner of the 2017 #Catalyst4Change Award was Herb Sinkinson, Burlington Probation and Parole, Vermont Department of Corrections. Believing that having members play an active role in setting expectations for probation could be life changing for offenders, victims and their community, Herb and the Burlington Probation and Parole team worked diligently to launch and grow the state’s Reparative Board program in their area. Emphasizing an offender’s need to take responsibility and hold themselves accountable, the program taps guidance from community members to identify an equitable course of action.

Feedback from the public, victims and community agencies has been outstanding. Offenders see significant benefit, including positive behavior changes and prosocial lifestyle development. When compared to offenders who did not participate in the program, research cites program participants exhibit a 23-percent lower recidivism rate.

cFive was honored to announce the winner at the Probation & Parole Association Winter Institute in Houston.

Meet the 2017 Finalists

In 2017 cFive received nominations of many incredible and inspiring change makers for our #Catalyst4Change awards program. We invite you to read their stories and learn how they are making a difference across the nation today. (Click on each Finalists’ name to be taken to their profile.)

David Cervantes, Las Vegas Municipal Court

Jay Holmes, Sedgwick County, Division of Corrections

Veronica Perry, Medina County Court of Common Pleas Adult Probation Department

Erin Rodriguez, Fifth Judicial District Community Corrections

Herb Sinkinson, Burlington Probation & Parole, Vermont Department of Corrections

Why #Catalyst4Change

Celebrate Success. Help recognize someone that has made a difference.

Share Ideas. Give others insight into how they can reduce recidivism, improve lives, and keep communities safe.

Create Awareness. Build awareness and support with others in community supervision, and, local, as well as with regional and national media to promote awareness within your community, legislators and policy makers.

2019 #Catalyst4Change

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