WASHINGTON, Dec. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) published Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections, the latest product from The Executive Session on Community Corrections. The Executive Sessions are a project of NIJ and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School), bringing together leading policy makers, practitioners and researchers of independent standing who are committed to improving responses to social challenges.
This publication discusses community corrections, a model of community supervision in which individuals who would otherwise have been incarcerated are released to the community under criminal justice supervision. The authors discuss the need for a new model for community corrections that can improve public safety while recognizing that people on probation and parole are members of the communities in which they live and are supervised.
TITLE: Building Trust and Legitimacy within Community Corrections
AUTHORS: Wendy Still, Chief Probation Officer, Alameda County, Calif.
Barbara Broderick, Chief Probation Officer, Maricopa County, Ariz.
Steven Raphael, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley.
The Office of Justice Programs, headed by Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason, provides federal leadership in developing the nation's capacity to prevent and control crime, administer justice, and assist victims. OJP has six bureaus and offices: the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). More information about OJP and its components can be found at www.ojp.gov.
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SOURCE Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs