Community Based Corrections Essay

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Community based corrections is a program which supervises people who have been convicted or are facing conviction. It is a non-incarcerate system of correction. These offenders have been convicted or are facing conviction. Some offenders have entered these programs before being in jail and some serve a part of their sentence in jail before entering the program. The goals of the community based corrections would be one of providing guidance, program opportunities and support to the offender’s who are returning to the communities. (Goals- Re-entry Initiative) They are to help prevent the offender from recidivism. These programs are designed to help with programs such as employment assistance, continued education, drug classes and …show more content…
In this study they found that out of 25 well researched cognitive-behavioral treatment programs for adult offenders, those programs could be expected to reduce recidivism rate by 82%. That is, in a year follow up, 49%of these offenders will recidivate with a new felony conviction. With this program they expected recidivism probability to drop four points to 45% which would then be at an 8.2% reduction in recidivism. (Evidence-Based Adult Corrections Programs: What Works and What does Not, Pg. 2, 3, Chart Exhibit 1) I believe that these programs are effective in helping to rehabilitate offenders to adjust back into society at a slow pace. Community based correction programs have yielded positive results. They have gained popularity with many countries. Braithwaite put forth the philosophy of restorative principle of reintegration. It is like helping offenders to enter the society in a way where they can be accepted by the society. This system has its impact on the society in general as well, as it helps the society understand and accept the fact that offenders are also a part of the society. (National Institute of Corrections)
Correctional Institutions In New Mexico we have six state owned and operated facilities. Nine out of ten institutions house male inmates. All female offenders are housed in one