Offenders coming out of prison often struggle to find housing, employment, and to reconnect with family. Many fail and, falling back on old behaviors, offend again. A documentary focuses on a program in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania that helps offenders reintegrate into society.
Nearly 158,000 offenders and defendants are under supervision in the federal probation and pretrial system. For officers, maintaining contact with each client is essential. Three districts currently are piloting a web-based Client Electronic Notification System (CENS) that will help officers maintain that contact and safeguard the community.
The duty of probation officers is to protect the community and foster long-term positive changes in the conduct of offenders. A critical component of these practices is the Post-Conviction Risk Assessment (PCRA)
In 2012, the cost of placing an offender in a Bureau of Prisons institution or federal residential reentry center was roughly eight times the cost of placing the same offender under post-conviction supervision by a federal probation officer.
A widely used Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) program may help federal inmates in a Wisconsin correctional facility avoid the consequences of excessive debt and irresponsible credit card use upon their release.