Office of National Drug Control Policy

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Consider Mechanisms for Assessing and Intensifying Community Corrections
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Community corrections programs can increase public safety, promote public health, and cut costs.

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Community corrections initiatives already play a vital role within our criminal justice system, bearing a tremendous amount of our total national effort to supervise criminal offenders. However, there is significant potential, with sufficient resources and fuller dissemination and implementation of recently identified best practices, for community corrections to have an even greater impact. More information about current efforts, projected workloads, and current staffing and resource challenges are required to better understand community corrections’   potential to promote public safety, foster rehabilitation, and save on incarceration costs. DOJ will assess current funding and staffing for the State and local probation and parole infrastructure and current Federal probation capacity, and will provide recommendations on enhancing outcomes.

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