Fostering community engagement and responsibility requires that community corrections agencies manage the offender population in an ethical, responsible manner which fosters community support.
A. Community Corrections has the responsibility to ensure swift and certain response to violations of rules or supervision expectations.
B. Community Corrections has a responsibility to collaborative with community partners. Community partners are defined as government agencies, law enforcement, not-for-profits, treatment providers, business community and community stakeholders.
C. Community Corrections has the responsibility with the offender to identify positive, productive relationships which will assist and support the offender’s reintegration efforts.
Community Corrections has the responsibility to work with the academic community to identify through research and statistical data supervision practices which have proven to affect positive offender success.
D. Community Corrections has the responsibility to define and not defense effective offender management and supervision practices.
E. Community Corrections has the responsibility to seek opportunities to educate the community through public relations events to include public speaking and educational forums.
F. Community Corrections has the responsibility to acknowledge that we do not “own” the problem or solutions to the issue, but rather share the responsibility to collaborate with the community to develop a health and safe community.