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NCJ Number: NCJ 240674     Find in a Library
Title: Learning From People Who Succeed Upon Release: Strategies, Approaches and Tools That Can Make a Difference
  Document URL: PDF 
Corporate Author: National Reentry Resource Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 2012
Page Count: 39
  Annotation: This document is a slide presentation for a Webinar that examined strategies, approaches, and tools that can help offenders successfully reenter society.
Abstract: This slide presentation, presented by the National Reentry Resource Center, discusses strategies, approaches, and tools that can help offenders to successfully reenter society upon release from custody. The presentation covers reasons to be optimistic about improving offenders’ chances for successful reentry; suggestions for adopting organizational strategies informed by evaluation findings, practitioners, and those who have transitioned successfully; characteristics of successful offenders; experiences of ex-offenders; and the Risk-Need-Responsivity (RNR) model. Characteristics of successful ex-offenders include adequate coping skills, realistic expectations, and having triggers and strategies in place that are tailored for the individual. Successful strategies for use with ex-offenders are based on clear communication of expectations, careful and consistent monitoring, and following through with the promise of punishment or reward. The RNR model is an approach to offender supervision that has been found to have the most impact on successful offender outcomes. In the RNR model, staff manage offender behavior, develop a rapport with offenders through the use of effective communication skills, perform an assessment of risks and needs as a first step to working with offenders, outline clear expectations for offender behavior, provide rewards for compliance, and use motivational interviewing based on where each offender is in the stages of change. The presentation also includes information on the experiences of successful offenders. Offenders who were able to successfully reenter society had reasonable expectations, more advanced coping skills, and specific strategies they planned to use to deal with triggers that could potentially derail their efforts. Bibliography
Main Term(s): Reentry
Index Term(s): Adult offenders ; Offenders ; Ex-offender employment ; Ex-offenders ; Barriers to ex-offender employment ; BJA grant-related documents
Sponsoring Agency: Joyce Foundation
United States of America

Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America

Public Welfare Foundation
United States of America

Annie E. Casey Foundation
United States of America

Open Society Foundation
United States of America

National Reentry Resource Ctr
United States of America
Sale Source: National Reentry Resource Ctr
100 Wall Street, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10005
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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