U.S. Department of Justice

Learning From People Who Succeed Upon Release: Strategies, Approaches and Tools That Can Make a Difference

Publication year: 2012 | Cataloged on: Nov. 21, 2012
Thumbnail preview ANNOTATION: “Suggestions for adopting organizational strategies [for offender reentry programs] informed by evaluation findings, practitioners, and those who have transitioned successfully” (p. 5). Topics discussed during this presentation include: reasons to be optimistic regarding the criminal justice system; what we can do better and we are committed to doing so; an expert’s viewpoint; moving forward; context for change; selection of successful strategies; what we are asking of the offender; individual change is difficult, but not impossible; supporting positive change; the Risk-Needs-Responsivity RNR) Model; other tools; lessons from ex-offenders; family, strength-based approach; what offenders say they need; community factors; and concluding suggestions.
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