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Correctional Education Connections

An interdisciplinary approach dedicated to reducing recidivism by building an awareness of the complex relationships between factors contributing to the success or failure of the correctional/rehabilitation process.

Offender Rehabilitation

This Canadian study asks whether offender treatment is effective in reducing recidivism and criminal victimization. In the 1970s and 1980s there was widespread disillusionment with the effectiveness of treatment programs to reduce recidivism. Today however, recent research demonstrates that some programs can reduce the likelihood of offenders returning to crime.

Project Return

Project Return is a project in New Orleans that puts ex-cons through a 90-day program designed to reduce recidivism. The site offers lots of great resources, from identifying the problem, to documenting and evaluating progress, to providing contact information for communities seeking to replicate Project Return.

Recidivism of Adult Offenders

This is a study released by the Office of the Legislative Auditor of Minnesota. It presents three-year rates of recidivism for adult felons released from prison or placed on probation in 1992. The study also examines recidivism for various subgroups of felons, including those who have participated in prison programs.

The Bridge

This specialized transitional program provides intensive case management services for adolescents who are preparing to leave alcohol and drug inpatient treatment facilities, juvenile justice facilities or other residential settings and return home to their families and communities. By providing a gradual "step down" transition from an institutional setting back into the community, the program works with both adolescents and their families to increase their chances of a successful return home and reduce their risk of recidivism.

Triad Drug Treatment Evaluation: Six-Month Report

The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) recently evaluated its residential drug abuse treatment program, designed to monitor inmates up to three years following release from BOP custody. This interim report is based on inmates who had been released from BOP custody for six months. Findings suggest that the program is effective in reducing recidivism and substance abuse.

Value-Based Violence Prevention Initiative

The Value-Based Violence Prevention Initiative is a component of San Antonio Fighting Back’s existing Weed and Seed Program. The program is designed to keep young probationers from continuing with criminal behavior. Since its start in 1999, the program has enrolled 75 individuals. Only five have re-offended.

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