Keeping Public Safety First : 13 Strategies For Successful Supervision And Reentry

1791 Words Dec 7th, 2015 8 Pages
In the article, “Putting Public Safety First: 13 Strategies For Successful Supervision And Reentry” strategy number sixth, which is Supervise Offenders In Their Communities, seen to be the most promising strategy that allows and make offenders accessible to many opportunities to change their lives. Offenders have the opportunity to be accepted in their community once he or she is involved in rehabilitation programs, community service, Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities, Breaking the Cycle, Special Offender Services Program, Probationers in Recovery, The Amity Project, Personnel and Training and Program Violations. According to Sipes (2006), there are two types of supervision that inmates should be aware of. These types of supervision are applied depending on the circumstance of the offender and the nature of the crime that was committed. In intensive supervision, the offender most of the time the has frequent contact with supervising officers, involved in community service, strict enforcement of probation or parole conditions and frequent random drug testing. This type of supervision requires a closer supervision and more reporting requirements than the regular probation. Sipes (2006), also explains that the contact between offenders and supervising officers can be for more than five weeks to almost four months. There are few conditions that offenders must follow when they are on this type of supervision such as: participating in treatment, have a job and…

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