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  NCJ Number: NCJ 222306   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Increasing Public Safety Through Successful Offender Reentry: Evidence-Based and Emerging Practices in Corrections
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Dr. Kurt Bumby ; Madeline Carter ; Susan Gibel ; Rachelle Giguere ; Leilah Gilligan ; Richard Stroker
  Corporate Author: Ctr for Effective Public Policy
United States of America
  Date Published: 2007
  Page Count: 204
  Annotation: As part of the Federal Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI), this handbook builds on the experience of delivering SVORI training and technical assistance to participating States and can be used as a supplement to the curricula or as a stand-alone reference for institutional corrections and community supervision agency staff interested in achieving successful offender reentry.
  Abstract: This handbook explains reasons why institutional corrections and community supervision agencies should realign their policies and practices to support offender reentry, and it provides a framework for how to engage in this work. This framework provides the format for the handbook. It consists of four components for consideration when implementing an effective offender reentry strategy: leadership and organizational change, rational planning process, collaboration, and effective offender management practices. Using this framework, the handbook outlines how institutional corrections and community supervision agency leadership can realign their vision and mission to produce more successful outcomes with offenders while changing the organizational culture, increasing agency effectiveness through improved partnership with others, and involving staff in effective offender management practices. The handbook provides users with information, tools, and resources that will enable them to increase the likelihood that offenders will be released from their care prepared to assume their active, vital, and law-abiding roles in the community. A separate chapter is devoted to key features of reentry case management for women offenders. Appended offender reentry policy and practice inventory
  Main Term(s): Corrections policies
  Index Term(s): Parolees ; Parole ; Prerelease programs ; Post-release programs ; Parole casework ; Parole effectiveness ; Parole supervision ; Case management ; BJA grant-related documents ; Reentry
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2004-RE-CX-K007
  Sale Source: Ctr for Effective Public Policy
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 720
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States of America
  Type: Guideline
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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