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Community Corrections Programs at a Glance
Total Number of Programs: 81

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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

Juvenile Court Statistics, 2018, NIJ,OJJDP, June 2020

Specialized Smartphones Could Keep Released Offenders on Track for Successful Reentry, NIJ, April 2020

Evaluating Medicaid Access for Halfway House Residents: A Research Partnership With the Connecticut Department of Correction, NIJ-Sponsored, 2019

Leveraging Technology To Enhance Community Supervision: Identifying Needs To Address Current and Emerging Concerns, NIJ-Sponsored, November 2019

Characteristics and Trends of Delinquency Cases Resulting in Probation, OJJDP-Sponsored, August 2019

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Questions and Answers

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