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Higher Education and the Recruitment, Training, and Retention of Community Corrections Personnel in the Coming Era of Criminal Justice Reform

Volume 85 Number 2
September 2021

The justice system in general, and community corrections specifically, are in the midst of a paradigm shift away from a carceral approach to offending and toward a rehabilitative/restorative perspective that will require personnel to approach their work differently. Regardless of the backgrounds of those coming into the field, they need to be open to a Risk-Needs-Responsivity-based approach to working with offenders in the community, and agencies must adapt to incorporate best practices based on empirical findings.