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Document 028325
PREA Audit Instrument – Community Confinement Facilities
U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) (Washington, DC). National PREA Resource Center (Washington, DC) .
“These documents comprise the instrument that auditors will use to audit the U.S. Department of Justice's PREA Standards for Community Confinement Facilities." Elements comprising this instrument are: “Pre-Audit Questionnaire”; “Auditor Compliance Tool” used to determine PREA compliance; “Instructions for PREA Audit Tour” of the facility; “Interview Protocols” for agency head or designee, facility director or designee, PREA Coordinator, specialized staff, random staff, and residents; “Auditor Su... Read More
Document 027246
Halfway from Prison to the Community: From Current Practice to Best Practice
Rutgers University. Center for Behavioral Health Services and Criminal Justice Research (New Brunswick, NJ).
“With the growing emphasis on reentry readiness, federal, state, and local correctional agencies have developed reentry strategies that rely to varying degrees on “halfway” residential facilities, called “residential reentry centers” (RRCs) … This report provides a framework and a set of guidelines for the structure, implementation, and evaluation of RRCs” (p. i). Sections of this report following an executive summary include: from current to best practice regarding halfway houses; residential r... Read More
24 pages
Document 009502
Issues in Residential Community Corrections Policy and Practice
By Parent, Dale. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives (Wattham, MA).
With an emphasis on the role of local citizens in residential community corrections, this report examines methods for obtaining community input into program development and operations. Efforts to maintain a good working relationship between community corrections and local residents focus on community acceptance of the correctional facility, achieved by establishing partnerships among correctional administrators, local officials, and area citizens. A discussion of the public climate with respect... Read More
10 p.
Document 009499
Issues in Residential Community Corrections Policy and Practice
By Lindsay, Margot C.. National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC); National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives (Waltham, MA).
Directed at policymakers, the first issue of an NIC series outlines an approach for integrating residential community corrections within the available sanctions of a specific jurisdiction. An initial overview describes changes in sentencing purposes and laws, trends in corrections, and the effects of correctional changes on residential community corrections. A framework is presented for integrating residential community corrections into a comprehensive corrections policy. The author reviews se... Read More
9 p.
Document 014064
Program Outline and Seminar Materials for: A Tough Approach to Working with Angry and Resistant Offenders
National Institute of Corrections (Washington, DC). National Institute for Sentencing Alternatives (Waltham, MA).
This program is designed to train residential community corrections staff to provide the angry offender with a new set of concepts to correct life-long patterns of criminal thought and behavior. Participants in the seminar learn to identify offender characteristics and apply intervention strategies when angry behavior is manifested. Lecture notes, visual aids, and handouts on anger management are included.... Read More
33 p.
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