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A National Consensus on Community Corrections-National Institute of Corrections

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The program interviews Gregory Crawford, Correctional Program Specialist, National Institute of Corrections and Network Manager of the Community Corrections Collaborative Network and Spurgeon Kennedy, Vice President of the National Association of Pretrial Services.

The Community Corrections Collaborative Network (CCCN) is sponsored by the National Institute of Corrections and comprises the leading associations representing probation, parole, pretrial, and treatment professionals around the country, including:

  1. American Probation and Parole Association (APPA)
  2. Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI)
  3. Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association (FPPOA)
  4. International Community Corrections Association (ICCA)
  5. National Association of Pretrial Service Agencies (NAPSA)
  6. National Association of Probation Executives (NAPE)

Each association identifies two representatives to serve on the network along with representatives from community treatment professionals.

CCCN officially became a network in September 2012.  There has been a great deal of energy and enthusiasm from the network members and associations about the CCCN. General feeling by the network members is that this network has tremendous potential to influence and align the field, speak with one voice, and create a shared understanding of evidence-based practices.

CCCN’s mission is to serve as the forum to develop and work the emerging issues, activities, and goals of the community corrections field.

CCCN’s vision is to create a shared message and understanding of community corrections and prioritize research areas.

The website for the National Institute of Corrections is  .

The website for the National Association of Pretrial Services is .

The show was produced by Donna  Ledbetter, Research and Information Services Division, National Institute of Corrections.

Special Announcements:

A top priority for Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice is to invest in scientific research to ensure that the Department is both tough and smart on crime. The Office of Justice Programs’ website shapes rigorous research into a central, reliable, and credible resource to inform practitioners and policy makers about what works in criminal justice.

A new website lists and evaluates prisoner re-entry programs nationwide. Launched yesterday by the Urban Institute, the Council of State Governments, and the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Prisoner Reentry Institute, the “What Works Clearinghouse” can be seen at

The National Reentry Resource Center is a project of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. Please see the Center’s website at Please see “Federal Interagency Reentry Council Launches Website, Releases Myth-Buster Series” on the front page of the site (see announcements). CSOSA is a member of the Council.

Several requesters have asked for national research on reentry. The Office of Justice Program’s National Institute of Justice reentry research portfolio supports the evaluation of innovative reentry programs. To access these studies and NIJ’s entire reentry research portfolio visit .

The Office of Violence Against Women offers stalking response tips for corrections, prosecutors, judges, law enforcement, victims and victim advocates. They are posted on OVW’s website at .

The National Institute of Corrections Information Center is one of the largest repositories for corrections research and information in the country. See

Correctional Social Media:

The Pew Center on the States Public Safety Performance Project offers a video on research to reduce recidivism as well as brief but powerful overviews of reentry and sentencing research. See .

The U.S. DOJ Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships recently held two successful webinars on Faith and Community Based approaches to Reentry and Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives. Click the links below to watch/listen to these informative webinars.

  1. Faith and Community Based Approaches to Responsible Fatherhood and its Impact on Delinquency Prevention, see
  2. A Look at Faith & Community-Based Approaches to Offender Reentry, see

The Louisiana Department of Corrections/Division of Probation and Parole is offering radio shows on offender reentry. Please visit their website at .

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services offers podcasts at

The Minnesota Department of Corrections offers a YouTube channel at .

The Facebook page for the Rhode Island Department of Corrections is

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Facebook Page is .The Twitter page is .

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