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NCJ Number: 158141 Find in a Library
Title: Offender Responsivity to Intensive Supervision
Journal: Forum on Corrections Research  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:September 1995  Pages:42-44
Author(s): D. Pisapio
Date Published: September 1995
Page Count: 3
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article describes the concept of intensive community supervision as implemented by the Team Supervision Unit in Toronto.
Abstract: The Team Supervision Unit serves offenders who have been released on statutory release after serving two-thirds of their sentence, who have scored negatively on the Statistical Information on Recidivism Scale, and who need more focused help with their efforts to reintegrate into the community. The Unit also works with offenders released on "one-chance" conditional release, offenders at high risk of recidivism because of other factors, and untreated sex offenders. Prior to release, the offender receives documentation outlining expectations of the intensive supervision, and participates in a detailed orientation session. The parole officers refer offenders to appropriate medical, mental health, social service, and housing agencies, and work with offenders to design a correctional plan to address the needs identified in their initial assessment. The key to successful intensive supervision programs is clear communication between parole officers and offenders regarding the need to manage offenders' risk of reoffending and to assist them in becoming law-abiding citizens.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Adjustment to release; Canada; Foreign probation or parole services; Intensive supervision programs; Social reintegration
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