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NCJ Number: 161645 Find in a Library
Title: Improving Correctional Performance Through Better Classification: The Client Management Classification System
Author(s): C Baird; D Neuenfeldt
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
Oakland, CA 94612
Sale Source: National Council on Crime and Delinquency
1970 Broadway, Suite 500
Oakland, CA 94612
United States of America
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Client Management Classification (CMC) system provides a structured way for correctional staff to evaluate offenders and develop supervision strategies based on specific offender types.
Abstract: The CMC system uses a structured offender interview and scoring guide to classify offenders according to four groups: selective intervention, casework/control, environmental structure, and limit setting. Once offenders are classified, supervision and case planning guides help structure case plans and supervision strategies for each offender type. CMC training has been supported by the National Institute of Corrections at various levels since 1981, and it is estimated that over 15,000 corrections professionals had been trained in the CMC system as of 1990. The CMC system has significantly improved the effectiveness of community supervision. With its success in adult probation and parole, the CMC concept has been modified to include incarcerated adult and juvenile offenders through Strategies for Juvenile Supervision (SJS) and Prisoner Management Classification (PMC). Preliminary results show the SJS and the PMC may be as successful with confined populations as the CMC system has been with adult probationers and parolees. 5 references, 3 tables, and 2 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Adult offenders; Case management; Community-based corrections (adult); Community-based corrections (juvenile); Computer aided operations; Corrections effectiveness; Corrections management; Juvenile Corrections/Detention effectiveness; Juvenile offenders; Offender classification; Parole effectiveness; Probation effectiveness; Science and Technology
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