Strengthening Correctional Culture: Eight Ways Corrections Leaders Can Support Their Staff to Reduce Recidivism

This brief from the National Reentry Resource Center provides guidance for correctional agency leaders to strengthen recidivism-reduction initiatives through organizational culture change. Historically, corrections staff have had a straightforward mandate: to protect the safety and security of people who are incarcerated. But today, reducing recidivism is a core focus for corrections leaders, and as a result, corrections staff are also expected to help prepare people to return to their communities after incarceration. The brief highlights eight ways corrections leaders can set their staff up for success in implementing approaches that have been shown to reduce recidivism, including examples of how grantees of the Second Chance Act Statewide Adult Recidivism Reduction Program have applied these strategies in practice.

July 2018 | The Council of State Governments Justice Center and the National Reentry Resource Center
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