skip navigation


Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.


NCJ Number: 166996 Find in a Library
Title: Expanding on What Works: A Research Conference
Corporate Author: International Community Corrections Assoc
United States of America
Date Published: 1996
Page Count: 121
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, Canada
International Community Corrections Assoc
LaCrosse, WI 54602
National Institute of Corrections
Washington, DC 20534
Texas Corrections Assoc
Austin, TX 78741
Sale Source: International Community Corrections Assoc
P.O. Box 1987
LaCrosse, WI 54602
United States of America
Type: Conference Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This conference was convened by the International Community Corrections Association and other cosponsors to develop a more complete understanding among practitioners, policy-makers, and the public of the role of correctional services in the community; conference presentations focused on juvenile offenders, restorative justice, and correctional assessment methods.
Abstract: The conference featured an opening address that highlighted previous research conferences and outlined the scope and potential of the current conference. Research reports were presented on the design and implementation of successful correctional programs, panelists discussed community needs and political realities relative to corrections, and workshops examined successful treatment approaches and programs. The conference paper on juvenile justice considered the level and nature of statutory changes nationwide, explored the status of State correctional incarceration policies and practices, analyzed what is currently known about correctional confinement and release, and presented ideas on what constitutes a promising and innovative sanctioning framework that punishes juveniles fairly and enhances public safety. The conference paper on restorative justice provided an entirely new framework for understanding and responding to crime and victimization, the emphasis in restorative justice being to elevate the role of crime victims and community members through more active involvement in the criminal justice process, to hold offenders directly accountable to the people they have violated, and to restore emotional and material losses of victims. The conference paper on assessment methods in corrections looked at the role of a systematic assessment process in identifying appropriate correctional program targets, particularly with respect to intervention, prison adjustment, and post-release recidivism. This paper considered case need areas such as personal and emotional problems, employment, and substance abuse to be dynamic risk factors that should be incorporated in effective offender management. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Corrections effectiveness
Index Term(s): Corrections management; Juvenile Corrections/Detention; Juvenile justice system; Juvenile offenders; Victim compensation; Victim services; Victim-offender relationships
Note: Papers presented at ICCA's 4th Annual Research Conference, 1996, Austin, Texas
To cite this abstract, use the following link:

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.