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A Corrections Workforce for the 21st Century

Volume 83 Number 1
June 2019

Developing a community supervision workforce for the 21st century requires a marriage of empirical science (what we can do and how we can do it) with guiding values (what we should do). Drawing from the Risk-Need-Responsivity model, the author proposes that building a culture of effective practice will call for bridging the gap between the lived experience of probation officers and the what, how, and why of what they ought to be doing.