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Improving Public Safety Through Effective Community Reintegration Practices

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NIC and CCCN are creating a DVD based training program designed to highlight effective community reintegration practices that will promote behavior change and recidivism reduction, enhance public safety, and save taxpayer dollars. 

The United States criminal justice system manages a staggering 7 million adults and three quarter of a million juveniles - the majority of which will be returning to our communities. Justice professionals need to take a system-wide, evidence-based approach and work collaboratively if we want to improve public safety and increase the likelihood of success for those reintegrating back into our communities. The collateral consequences for someone involved in the justice system can be severe. For adults, these can include having a harder time finding a job, difficulty finding safe and sustainable housing, and interruptions in family dynamics and relationships. Juveniles can experience difficulties getting back on track with school and maintaining positive peer relationships. And while some of these consequences are unique to adult or juvenile populations, one consequence stands out as damaging for both: the difficulty of successfully reintegrating and connecting back to the community. 

The goals of this DVD training are to:

  • Illustrate practical application of Risk Need Responsivity principles in order to target the highest risk offenders and match the right services to the right people at the right time 
  • Identify effective community reintegration practices including local and statewide examples that are demonstrating marked success
  • Develop a stakeholder analysis that includes potential community services collaborators and a plan for effective communication and information sharing
  • Create an organizational action plan for implementation 

Who Should Watch the Training DVD?

  • Correctional Leaders and Administrators 
  • Wardens, Jail Administrators
  • Pretrial / Probation / Parole / Specialty Courts
  • Judges, Legislators and other decision makers
  • Agency Policy Makers
  • Prosecutors
  • Defense Attorneys
  • Corrections and Detention Staff
  • Institutional Program Staff
  • Parole Board Members
  • Reintegration and / or Release Coordinators
  • Community Supervision Staff
  • Case Managers 
  • Victim Advocates and Victim Services Agencies
  • Local and State Criminal Justice Stakeholders
  • Community Based Treatment Providers
  • Veterans Administration
  • Academia, Researchers and Criminal Justice Policy Makers

Who Do I Contact for More Information?

For Training Program Specific Information
Greg Crawford, NIC Correctional Program Specialist

What is the Community Corrections Collaborative Network?
The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is a network comprised of the leading associations representing 90,000-plus probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA), the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI), the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA), the International Community Corrections Association (ICCA), the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies (NAPSA), and the National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE). 
(More information on the CCCN is available at:

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