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  NCJ Number: NCJ 238147   Add to Shopping cart   Find in a Library
  Title: Preventing and Responding to Corrections-Based Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Community Corrections Professionals
  Document URL: PDF 
  Author(s): Carrie E. Abner ; Jane Browning ; John Clark
  Corporate Author: International Community Corrections Assoc
United States of America

American Probation and Parole Assoc
United States of America

Pretrial Justice Institute
United States of America
  Date Published: 12/2009
  Page Count: 74
  Annotation: This guide provides a general overview of corrections-based sexual assault as it relates to line staff and supervisors in community corrections agencies.
  Abstract: This document provides guidance to community corrections officials, both supervisors and line staff, regarding the prevention, reduction, detection, and punishment of sexual misconduct perpetrated on those under supervision of community corrections, whether that misconduct occurs within facilities or under community supervision. The targeted population can be exposed to sexual misconduct in any of the following settings: prisons, jails, juvenile detention centers, halfway houses; on parole, probation, pretrial release, or bail; in a day reporting center, pretrial diversion program, as well as a drug, mental health, or other specialty court; on community service, or under any supervision through a private provider. This guidebook does not to require additional work from officers as a solution, but rather demonstrates how line staff can do their job more effectively through the adoption and use of simple strategies and practices. Critical to this end is the provision of a safe environment for offender supervision, whether in a probation or parole office, a community residential program, a halfway house, or during pretrial release. References and appendixes
  Main Term(s): Corrections ; Inmate victims
  Index Term(s): Victimization in prisons ; Prisoner sexual assault ; Spontaneous violence ; Institutional violence ; Criminal Justice System Response to Victims
  Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Sale Source: International Community Corrections Assoc
P.O. Box 1987
LaCrosse, WI 54602
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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