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Title: Increasing Public Safety Through Successful Offender Reentry: Evidence-Based and Emerging Practices in Corrections
Author(s): Dr. Kurt Bumby; Madeline Carter; Susan Gibel; Rachelle Giguere; Leilah Gilligan; Richard Stroker
Corporate Author: Ctr for Effective Public Policy
United States of America
Date Published: 2007
Page Count: 204
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
Ctr for Effective Public Policy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Grant Number: 2004-RE-CX-K007
Sale Source: Ctr for Effective Public Policy
8403 Colesville Road
Suite 720
Silver Spring, MD 20910
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Guideline
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: As part of the Federal Serious and Violent Offender Reentry Initiative (SVORI), this handbook builds on the experience of delivering SVORI training and technical assistance to participating States and can be used as a supplement to the curricula or as a stand-alone reference for institutional corrections and community supervision agency staff interested in achieving successful offender reentry.
Abstract: This handbook explains reasons why institutional corrections and community supervision agencies should realign their policies and practices to support offender reentry, and it provides a framework for how to engage in this work. This framework provides the format for the handbook. It consists of four components for consideration when implementing an effective offender reentry strategy: leadership and organizational change, rational planning process, collaboration, and effective offender management practices. Using this framework, the handbook outlines how institutional corrections and community supervision agency leadership can realign their vision and mission to produce more successful outcomes with offenders while changing the organizational culture, increasing agency effectiveness through improved partnership with others, and involving staff in effective offender management practices. The handbook provides users with information, tools, and resources that will enable them to increase the likelihood that offenders will be released from their care prepared to assume their active, vital, and law-abiding roles in the community. A separate chapter is devoted to key features of reentry case management for women offenders. Appended offender reentry policy and practice inventory
Main Term(s): Corrections policies
Index Term(s): BJA Grant-related Documents; Case management; Parole; Parole casework; Parole effectiveness; Parole supervision; Parolees; Post-release programs; Prerelease programs; Reentry
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