Why ask about family? A guide for corrections

01/09/2011
Family Justice Program Vera Institute of Justice

By looking beyond the individual to families and social supports, corrections officers can help improve public safety and other outcomes. This guide describes the principles of a strength-based, family-focused approach in corrections practices, policy, and reentry planning that can make a difference. It was developed for correctional administrators, case managers, reentry and discharge planners, treatment-team members, institutional parole officers, and other personnel working in and around jails, prisons, and other corrections institutions.