Saturday, May 2, 2009

Building an Offender Reentry Program

A Guide for law enforcement.

In an effort to determine the state of law enforcement’s participation in offender reentry initiatives,
the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) partnered with OJP’s Bureau
of Justice Assistance (BJA) to comprehensively examine law enforcement’s role in offender
reentry initiatives. IACP’s goal, through this project, is to increase law enforcement’s participation
in offender reentry through the provision of information, sharing of leading practices, and
development of products to promote public safety partnerships. The intended outcomes of
this effort--through increased law enforcement participation in reentry programs--are reduced
recidivism, victimization, and disorder while increasing officer safety.


Anonymous said...

Perhaps these folks should look at what Texas is already doing! In addition to TCOOMMI working with probation and parole there are great groups like Herb Cotner's group at Dallas PD CIT division who work with Green Oaks hospital, Houston PD CIT division which works with the MHMR, and many more initiatives state wide!

editor said...

I am interested in the Dallas PD CIT division information. Do you have any articles / websites to share?

Anonymous said...

Editor- look at this linkfor a news article:

as well as this link for a Green Oaks Hospital Journal Article on the program:

editor said...

Thanks, I'll take a look at them.