APPA’s C.A.R.E. Model: A Framework for Collaboration, Analysis, Reentry, and Evaluation: A Response to Street Gang Violence
Apr. 01, 2013
This publication presents the C.A.R.E. model developed by the American Probation and Parole Associations (APPA) that explains how community corrections can be involved in anti-gang initiatives. It uses evidence-based practices (data-driven strategies) to back up the use of certain policies and procedures. Each chapter provides an “overview of each component, obstacles, and recommendations for implementation … [and] begins with a clear policy-practice statement summarizing the chapter’s purpose. An overview describes the specific component, what it involves, and the obstacles practitioners are likely to confront. The chapter concludes with a brief list of recommendations” (p. 8). These chapters follow an executive summary: collaborations—working together to stop violence; analyze—who, what, when, and where; reentry—responding to the needs of offenders; and evaluation—determining cause and effect.