Strategies for community corrections Name: Institutional Affiliation: Date: Introduction Strategies for community corrections Community corrections are penalties imposed on convicted adults or adjudicated juveniles. It entails management as well as supervision of the offenders in the society in the aim of protecting the safety of citizens in the society. There are many community based services including mental health treatment domestic violence treatment anger management sex offender treatment and cognitive restricting among others (Hanser 2010). There are types of community programs including probation parole work release furloughs and halfway houses as will be discussed below. Community based sanctions include jail day reporting intensive supervision community service and work crews and electronic home detention (Oregon 1988). Community corrections perform measures to help offenders including helping reduce criminal behaviors enforcing court orders and board orders assisting offenders to change for example by increasing employment rates for offenders on supervision and lastly and Force on Corrections Planning. Hanser R. D. (2010). Community corrections. Los Angeles: Sage. Top of Form Stohr M. K. Walsh A. & Hemmens C. (2009). Corrections: A text/reader. Los Angeles: Sage. Barton-Bellessa S. M. & Hanser R. D. (2012). Community-based corrections: A text/reader. Thousand Oaks Calif: SAGE. Burt M. R. Pearson C. L. & Montgomery A. E. (2007). Homelessness: Prevention strategies and effectiveness. New York: Nova Science Publishers. Cohen S. (1985). Visions of social control: Crime punishment and classification. Cambridge [Cambridgeshire: Polity Press. Rosenberg M. S. (2009). Sequence alignment: Methods models concepts and strategies. Berkeley: University of California Press. Baromey N. (2008). Ecotourism as a tool for sustainable rural community development and natural resources management in the Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve. Kassel: Kassel Univ. Press Sieh E. W. (2006). Community corrections and human dignity. Boston [u.a.: Jones and Bartlett Publ. Greenberg D. (1975). Problems in Community Corrections. Issues in Criminology 10(1) 1-33. Retrieved from www.jstor.org Bottom of Form
Strategies for Community Corrections
For the course project, select an issue or challenge in community corrections that is of particular interest to you. The purpose of the project paper is to fully explore the historical and current context of the issue as well as recommend strategies to resolve the issue on a national and state level. Your project paper should:
Summarize the background and history of the issue.
Describe the current impact of the issue, including an explanation of its prevalence.
Describe the individuals or populations affected, including the stakeholders.
Analyze the current best practices and policies regarding the issue.
Evaluate the effectiveness of the current practices and policies.
Design a strategy or strategies to resolve the issue. Be sure to include information at the national and state levels.
Describe how implementing the proposed strategy would increase the efficacy of your state’s community corrections program.
In addition to the paper, the course project includes three foundational assignments, listed below. Full instructions for each of these assignments are posted in the unit in which each assignment is due.
To successfully complete this project, you will be expected to:
Analyze literature regarding the effectiveness of community corrections programs and policies.
Evaluate contemporary programs and policies of community corrections.
Design strategies to resolve issues affecting community corrections.
Apply strategies to increase the efficacy of a local state’s program of community corrections.
To achieve a successful project experience and outcome, you are expected to meet the following requirements.
Length: 1015 pages, excluding the title page, abstract, and references pages.
APA formatting: Resources and citations are formatted according to APA (6th edition) style and formatting guidelines.
Written communication: It should be free of errors that detract from the overall messa