- Critique a colleague’s choice based upon whether the program
selected appears to meet the criteria for evidence-based programming.
- Offer an additional element of effective programming for your colleague to consider. Please reply to Stacey White as if you
are having a conversation with her. A few sentences and a question.
answer this weeks discussion we must evaluate the systems in place and
weigh the pros and cons of the system, therein we take the pros or good
stories and try to find what works within the system, not only using the
resources provided in this section but also using academic research
conducted in other areas across the United States.
the resources provided in the e-text for this week, there is a wide
range of studies that are supportive of the programs available to
offenders, as much as they are critical. To that I would say that work
programs are the most effective to date, keep the offender working and
providing for himself, or herself and they are less likely to turn to
crime to support themselves. Three elements of a successful work program
are supportive management, willful engagement, and a stable work
management calls for open-minded people who understand the person
they're hiring is an offender but has paid his or her debt to society
and has been released in order to reintegrate back into their
communities as a product member. If management cannot understand and
support an offenders reintegration the program fails (Miller, 2012).
Evidence has supported that with stability in the workplace most
offenders avoid re-offending on a larger scale (Polaschek, Yesberg & Chauhan, 2018).
an effective probation and parole program is a key function to the
success of the program, studies have shown that communities who put more
of an investment into their probation and patrol programs boast higher
success rates, this is where willful engagement comes in on various
levels. From the top where legislators make policy, to the probation and
parole officer who has to try and assist the offender in re-integrating
back into their communities, for without the willingness to put the
extra into the offender, the offender won't feel compelled to engage in
their willingness to avoid re-offending (Wilson& Petersilia, 2011).
need for a stable work environment is a necessity, not as on the
management level as mentioned before where specifically a companies
involvement is a must, in this case, is a core group of business which
comes together with the correctional agencies to build a work pool for
the companies to draw from. In this pool, it is imperative that all
involved understand the variables of each offender's life, such as where
they live, the treatment they require and the support mechanism's that
are or might not be available to them (Polaschek, Yesberg & Chauhan,
2018). Studies have shown that all the elements listed attribute to the
successful integration of offenders, making work programs one of the
more successful programs today.
Miller, J. (2012). Does nothing work? In P. Priestly & M. Vanstone (Eds.), Offenders or citizens: Readings in rehabilitation (pp. 185–202). London, England: Routledge.
D. L., Yesberg, J. A., & Chauhan, P. (2018). A year without a
conviction: An integrated examination of potential mechanisms for
successful reentry in high-risk violent prisoners. Criminal justice and behavior, 45(4), 425-446.
Wilson, J. Q., & Petersilia, J. (2011). Crime and public policy. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.