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NCJ Number: 119986 Find in a Library
Title: Report of the Task Force on Crisis Management in Community Corrections
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Service
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, Canada
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: The Task Force on Crisis Management in Community Corrections reviewed the state of crisis management in community corrections and made recommendations for improvement.
Abstract: The problems besetting crisis management in community corrections include a low state of preparedness, no formal contingency planning process, inadequate staff morale and resource base, low public credibility, and a poor capacity to respond. While many successes were identified, the ability to prevent critical incidents from becoming crisis situations was not high. Recommendations included an adoption of an interactive model based on conciliation, planning, response, and recovery; the creation of a community planning capacity made up of criminal justice professionals; more effective communications with other members of the criminal justice system; and development of new systems of staff support.
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult); Crisis management
Index Term(s): Canada; Correctional reform; Corrections in foreign countries
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