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Title: Community Corrections in Oregon: Empowerment Philosophy and Sex Offender Supervision Network (From Managing Adult Sex Offenders: A Containment Approach, P 9.1-9.16, 1996, Kim English, Suzanne Pullen, and Linda Jones, eds. - See NCJ-162392)
Author(s): E Clawson; B McGuire; F Fagel; L Jones
Corporate Author: Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
United States of America

American Probation and Parole Assoc
The Council of State Government
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 16
Sponsoring Agency: American Probation and Parole Assoc
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
Colorado Division of Criminal Justice
Denver, CO 80215
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 92-IJ-CX-K021
Sale Source: American Probation and Parole Assoc
The Council of State Government
P.O. Box 11910
Lexington, KY 40578-1910
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Model)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Oregon's formation of the Sex Offender Supervision Network is discussed as an example of how staff empowerment facilitates the work of parole and probation officers who specialize in managing sex offenders.
Abstract: Information about Oregon's program was collected during site visits and interviews with criminal justice personnel as part of NIJ-sponsored research on the management of sex offenders in the community. The research often revealed that probation and parole officers were crucial initiators of significant changes in the local approach for managing sex offenders. During the 1980's, parole and probation officers in some Oregon counties developed new ways to manage sex offenders. The Division of Community Services in the Oregon Department of Corrections supported and expanded these efforts as a result of its participatory management approach and commitment to empowering staff. The result was the rapid development of consistent, Statewide policies for managing sex offenders on parole and probation. Oregon's leadership in the area of sex offender management can be attributed in large part to the work of the network and the authority and responsibility the corrections administration has given it. Footnotes and 2 references
Main Term(s): Corrections management
Index Term(s): Criminology; Intensive supervision programs; NIJ grant-related documents; Oregon; Probation or parole services; Sex offender treatment
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