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  • Evaluation of the Efficacy of a Cognitive Behavioral Program for Offenders on Probation: Thinking for a Change

    The effectiveness of "Thinking for a Change" -- a cognitive behavioral program for adult probationers -- is investigated.
  • Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: An Integrated Model

    An introduction to an integrated model for the implementation of evidence-based principles in community corrections is provided.
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Collaboration for Systemic Change in the Criminal Justice System

    The use of collaboration to implement an integrated system reform model is explained.
  • Implementing Evidence-Based Principles in Community Corrections: Leading Organizational Change and Development

    Organizational development (OD) concepts and strategies that foster organizational change and reform are described.
  • Proceedings of the Large Jail Network Meeting, Winter 2005

    This Large Jail Network meeting took place January 30-February 1, 2005, in Longmont, Colorado.
  • Correctional Industries Programs for Adult Offenders in Prison: Estimates of Benefits and Costs

    Results of a cost-benefit analysis of correctional industries programs are provided.
  • Implementing Effective Correctional Management of Offenders in the Community: Outcome and Process Measures

    Outcome and process measures used to gage the effectiveness of the Integrated Model in reducing offender recidivism are presented.
  • Correctional Industries Preparing Inmates for Re-Entry: Recidivism & Post-Release. Final report

    This report summarizes the first national review of the recidivism and post-release effects of the Prison Industries Enhancement Certification Prog
  • Does Participation in Washington's Work Release Facilities Reduce Recidivism?

    The effect of work release facilities in Washington State on recidivism is assessed.
  • Mentoring as a Component of Reentry: Practical Considerations from the Field (2017)

    The impact of mentoring for adults returning to their community from incarceration involves collaborating with correctional facilities, thoughtfully selecting and matching mentors and participants, and effectively concluding the mentoring relationship. 

  • Factors Related to Recidivism for Youthful Offenders (2013)

    Little is known about youth who were previously placed in a detention facility and what factors predict a subsequent recidivism to placement.

  • Reducing Recidivism and Improving Other Outcomes for Young Adults in the Juvenile and Adult Criminal Justice Systems (2015)

    This brief, from the CSG Justice Center, is designed to help state and local officials better support young adults in the justice system.

  • Dos and Don’ts for Reducing Recidivism Among Young Adults in the Justice System (2017)

    This resource presents a concrete list of dos and don’ts that policymakers and justice system leaders can use to guide policy and practice changes

  • Mentoring Best Practices Research: Effectiveness of Juvenile Mentoring Programs on Recidivism: Final Report (2017)

    This report presents findings from a project in which researchers examined six mentoring programs in Ohio to better understand their impact on reci

  • Effective Strategies for Preventing Recidivism Among Juveniles (2015)

    This paper will discuss recidivism among juveniles, primarily aged 12-18 years old, and evaluate which methods best prevent recidivism.

  • Preventing Juvenile Transitions to Adult Crime: A Pilot Study of Probation Interventions for Older, High-Risk Juvenile Delinquents (2019)

    This pilot study compared the recidivism risks of older, high-risk juvenile probationers exposed or unexposed to an experimental case-management in

  • Exploring the Relationship Between Cumulative Trauma and Recidivism Among Older Adults: Does Race and Offense History Matter

    There is a dearth of knowledge on the role of cumulative trauma, stress, and minority oppression on recidivism among incarcerated elder population.

  • The Effectiveness of Prison Programming: A Review of the Research Literature Examining the Impact of Federal, State, and Local Inmate Programming on Post-Release Recidivism (2019)

    The First Step Act emphasizes the importance of BOP programming as a recidivism reduction strategy and includes sentence-reduction incentives for e