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Do treatment programs reduce recidivism?

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Are there statistics available that prove that treatment programs are successful in reducing recidivism rates?.. full thread


Minority Populations

Terry Campbell
Our topic this month coincides with the recent birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I will examine minority prison populations and what the statistics reflect. I will first begin by sharing some of the data and provide some percentages for total offenders under supervision; incarcerated by race (Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic); some of the challenges faced by corrections in managing these offenders, and other information... full story

Also this week:


  • February – Minority Issues – Challenges of managing minority populations, challenges minority practitioners face editor@corrections.com]

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Female Services Counselor (MEP)

The Female Services Counselor for the Motivational Enhancement Program (MEP) at MCI Framingham facilitates group sessions for newly sentenced inmates to motivate them to engage in treatment programs throughout their incarceration and work toward healthier lifestyles. The Female Services Counselor ensures that all inmates are provided with education in the assigned curriculum approved by the Department of Correction and are responsible for written documentation in the case records. This position also participates in a multi-disciplinary team meeting on a weekly basis or as directed. A successful candidate for this position will have strong interpersonal, time management and organizational skills...

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