Community Collaboration and the Supervision of Offenders: The Perspectives of Community Corrections Officers.

Faith E. Lutze, Washington State University

The Washington State Department of Corrections has implemented an innovative approach to community corrections, referred to as Neighborhood Based Supervision (NBS), in Spokane. This program geographically locates community corrections officers in community oriented police substations (COP-Shops) across the city. The goal of the program is to reduce recidivism and improve neighborhood safety through the collaboration of multiple agencies and community members in the monitoring and support of offenders living in the community. This qualitative study analyzes the perspectives of NBS officers about the effectiveness of monitoring offenders through collaboration with other agencies and community members.

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Updated 05/20/2006