Correctional Rehabilitation Services, Best Practices for

Since the 1980s, considerable attention has been directed toward identifying which types of correctional rehabilitation services should form the basis of offender treatment. It has been well-established in the corrections literature that certain programs and interventions are more effective and successful than others. A program or intervention’s success is reflected in its ability to modify offenders’ behavioral patterns and, by extension, reduce recidivism (i.e., commit a new offense after program participation). Programs that consistently show successful efforts in rehabilitating offenders and have credible documentation of their effectiveness are highly accepted into practice. Best practices for correctional rehabilitation services encompass successful, goal-oriented correctional initiatives that receive support by the correctional community and are recognized as being helpful to organizations and agencies. In addition to these components, ...

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