Setting an Agenda for Family-Focused Justice Reform
| Cataloged on:
Jul. 07, 2011
ANNOTATION: Anyone interested in reduced recidivism should read this report. It describes what a family-focused approach is and why it is important while laying out a seven step process for family-focused justice reform. The seven steps are: emphasize safety and security; borrow and adapt from best practices to develop a model; encourage more contact between incarcerated individuals and their supportive family members; involve family members in shaping policy and practice; conduct more research and gather more data; reinforce a family-focused culture through practice, policy, and legislation; and prioritize a family-focused approach when making budget decisions.