Recognizing those who change the lives of others


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

And, the Winner Is…

Congratulations to Herb Sinkinson, Burlington Probation and Parole, Vermont Department of Corrections, winner of the 2017 #Catalyst4Change Award!

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.

We could not have done it without you

The #Catalyst4Change winner was selected through nominations and votes from the community supervision community. Dozens on nominations and nearly 2,000 votes were received from members throughout the community supervision community. Thanks for your participation!

Meet the 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

2018 #Catalyst4Change Begins Soon

cFive received such fantastic response to the program that we’re doing it again.

Nominations for change makers begins March 1. We invite you to nominate yourself, team members within your agency, partners you work with, or other individuals you see making a difference in community supervision today.

Why Participate

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.

Win. In addition, the winner will receive a #Catalyst4Change award package including:
• One paid registration to an APPA Training Institute
• Airfare travel voucher (up to $350)
• Featured story on cFive website
• Promotion to local, regional and national media outlets
Finalists receive a one-year APPA membership.

Check back here to nominate a change maker (beginning March 1), or contact us for more information at