Office of Education and Sentencing Practices
About the Office of Education and Sentencing Practice
The Office of Education and Sentencing Practice performs the lead role in teaching guideline application to judges, probation officers, prosecuting and defense attorneys, and other criminal justice professionals. The staff develops training materials, participates in the sentencing guideline segments of training programs sponsored by other agencies, works in conjunction with the Federal Judicial Center to create broadcasts that are aired on the Federal Judicial Television Network, and helps inform the Commission about current guideline application practices. The office also operates a “HelpLine” to respond to guideline application questions from members of the court family.