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Community Corrections Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 74

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Community Corrections Practice Outcomes at a Glance
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Randomized Controlled Trial (RCT) / Randomized Field Experiment

Refers to an experimental research design in which participants are randomly assigned to a treatment or a control group. Most social scientists consider random assignment to lead to the highest level of confidence that observed effects are the result of the program and not other variables.

Corrections & Reentry

Community Corrections

Community corrections are sanctions imposed on convicted adults or adjudicated juveniles that occur in a residential or community setting outside of jail or prison. The sanctions are enforced by agencies or courts with legal authority over the adult or juvenile offenders. Community corrections programs are generally operated by probation agencies (correctional supervision within the community instead of incarceration) and parole agencies (conditional, supervised release from prison).



OJP Publications

Bridging Research and Practice in Juvenile Probation: Rethinking Strategies to Promote Long-Term Change, OJJDP-Sponsored, October 2018

Desistance from Crime over the Life Course, NIJ-Sponsored, September 2018

Risk Assessment and Behavioral Health Screening Project, OJJDP-Sponsored, September 2018

Cross-Site Evaluation of the Bureau of Justice Assistance FY 2011 Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Final Report, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2018

Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Demonstration Projects: Collaboration and Reentry Partnerships, NIJ-Sponsored, June 2018

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Questions and Answers

How many parolees successfully completed their term of supervision?
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