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2 What is the term that defines the men and women we supervise? Parolee Probationer Offender Supervised Releasee Restored Citizen Returning Citizen Client

3 Guide to Judiciary Policy “The community is best served when positive behavioral changes are integrated into an offender’s daily living.” “Research indicates that offender success, and consequently the reduction of risk to the community is contingent upon improvement in key areas of an offender’s life.”

4 Key Areas for Improvement Low self control Anti social personality Anti social values and beliefs Substance abuse Dysfunctional family Criminal peers

5 Desired Outcomes of Supervision “Probation officers must assess and manage risk by engaging in an ongoing process of investigation, assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation that will start before the beginning of the term of supervision and continue throughout the course of supervision” Execute the sentence Protect the community by reducing risk Maximize offender success during the period of supervision and beyond

6 Bureau of Prisons and U.S. Probation WORKING TOGETHER Probation officers work with RRC to implement a well constructed supervision plan to minimize risk and promote continuity of services The two agencies work collaboratively to maximize the opportunities for the inmate’s safe release Ensure stable residency upon release from BOP custody

7 Re Entry Services The Columbus probation office and federal bench have partnered with a local Baptist church to provide re entry services to federal restored citizens in a safe, positive environment Contract treatment vendors provide treatment to federal clients in the areas of substance abuse, mental health, sex offender, and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) Each of the probation offices facilitate in house CBT groups for federal clients, on a voluntary basis Each office has a specialized court (reentry courts and a drug court) Promoted a district wide Workforce Development Specialist

8 Reentry Related Services Moral Reconation Therapy Reeducation is accomplished through self evaluation and goal setting activities Moral Reconation Therapy is a cognitive based therapy program designed to focus on the individual’s beliefs and corresponding behaviors. Behavior is rooted in the belief system Faulty beliefs lead to inappropriate behavior MRT promotes positive self image and identity, and helps group members to learn positive social beliefs and behaviors Reeducate men and women socially, morally, and behaviorally in an effort to instill appropriate goals, motivation and values

9 Moral Reconation Therapy Results have been positive in each of the 3 offices Voluntary program in each of the 3 offices Probation officers introduce members of their caseload to MRT and the benefits of the program MRT groups are facilitated by probation officers that have completed training and received their certification to facilitate the groups

10 Specialized Courts A specialized court may target any number of group types such as a drug court, reentry court, mental health court, domestic violence court… The specialized courts in Ohio Southern focus on collaboration to solve issues/breakdown barriers. The courts also focus on accountability and compliance.

11 Columbus START Program Non graduates experience positive change START acronym for Steps Toward Addiction Recovery Together In operation since May of 2009 Voluntary 1 year in duration Team members include probation officer, district judge, AUSA, Asst Federal Public Defender 4 START Programs have been completed and a fifth is going on currently 26 graduates – 37 participants (70% graduation rate)

12 Dayton Reentry Court Team members include the probation officer, AUSA, Asst Federal Public Defender, U.S. Marshal Office rep, community mentor Began in June of 2012 Voluntary participation 1 year in duration (flexible) 3 graduates thus far District judge and Magistrate Judge facilitate

13 Cincinnati Reentry Court Team effort – probation officer, AUSA, Asst Federal Public Defender, community mentoring agency reps Began in 2013 Voluntary 1 year in duration District Judge facilitates the meetings

14 Local Community Effort Vision is to replicate the program to more neighborhoods in Columbus. Replicate it eventually to Dayton and Cincinnati areas Collaborative effort between probation, federal bench and a local church situated in a high crime area of Columbus Safe haven for restored citizens to meet once per month Themed events that address specific issues facing restored citizens

15 John S. Dierna (614)


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