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Community Corrections: Ensuring Results Through Evidence-Based Practices (IEJ Seminar)

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Community corrections in Ohio refer to a system of specific facilities that provide residential and non-residential services to criminally convicted persons. The programs provide an intermediate residential sanction at the front end of the correctional system between probation and prison, called diversion, and re-integration services at the tail end of the system between prison and parole, called transition (Burrell and English 2006. Evidence-based practice is the application of science into operational practice for services and programs, in this case, for offenders. The objective is to use practices that have been empirically tested and have shown to reduce recidivism among offenders. With this in mind, the symposium seeks to bring together academia, practitioners and policy-makers to continue the dialogue on the application of research in reducing criminal activity. This will be achieved by participants attending a variety of sessions that high light research-supported best practices in Ohio, implementation strategies and lessons learned.

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