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NCJ Number: 157612 Find in a Library
Title: APPA's (American Probation and Parole Association) Vision: Welcome to the Land of OZ ... Where Dreams Can Come True
Journal: Perspectives  Volume:19  Issue:2  Dated:(Spring 1995)  Pages:6-12
Author(s): B Fulton
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 7
Type: Conference Material
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes a visioning initiative sponsored by the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA); steps in the visioning process, which is designed to specify goals for community corrections; and the outcome of the visioning process.
Abstract: Seventeen State, regional, and local jurisdictions, as well as several hundred attendees at APPA's Annual Institutes participated in a visioning process over the last 20 months to develop the agency's vision for community corrections. Through the use of exercises and group discussion, an interactive training program guided participants through the following topics: the nature of vision development, mapping the environment, visioning what community corrections should be, and implementing strategies. Discussion points that drove the vision's development were a full range of sanctions and services, primary prevention initiatives, the empowerment of communities, the measurement of results, dignity and respect for those involved in the corrections enterprise, the empowerment of staff, and partnerships with stakeholders. The project also identified current trends to support as commensurate with the vision developed. These trends include the responsible use of technology, an increased interest in the restoration of offenders, increasing community partnerships, an increase in the awareness of diversity, an increased awareness of the role of prevention, an increased concern for staff safety, and an increase in the role of politics in community corrections. Strategies for implementing the vision are also discussed.
Main Term(s): Community-based corrections (adult)
Index Term(s): Correctional planning; Corrections policies; Probation or parole services
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