5 Combating Criminogenic Factors Assess risk/needsEnhance intrinsic motivationTarget interventions (risk, needs, responsivity, dosage, treatment)Skill train with directed practice (CBT)Increase positive reinforcementEngage ongoing support in natural communitiesMeasure relevant processes/practicesProvide measurement feedbackAssess risk/needs – Aligning level of intervention with the level of risk produces the best outcomes. Empirically-based instruments enable professionals to assess the level of risk an individual offender is likely to pose. These assessments should be re-administered on a periodic basis.Enhance intrinsic motivation – For an offender to stay motivated and truly embrace behavior change over time internal motivation must be present. Research demonstrates that motivation can be influenced by correctional professionals’ interactions with offenders. Staff trained to effectively use authority and use techniques such as rolling with resistance, developing discrepancy, interviewing techniques and support self-efficacy are more likely to glean more information from offenders that assists offenders in long lasting change.Target interventions – Determination of proper intervention should target case management services based upon risk level; target individualized behavioral change strategies based on assessed criminogenic needs (e.g., anti-social thinking; emotional regulation/anti-social personality; anti-social peers, and family conflict); match interventions to the characteristics of the offender (e.g., learning style, intelligence level, etc.); structured intervention hours should based on rsk level of offender; appropriate treatment should be considered when placing offenders in programming.Skill train with directed practice – All staff should understand social learning theory and have skills in effective communication techniques. Staff should support and encourage the development of skills taught.Increase positive reinforcement – Research demonstrates that a ration of four positive affirmations for every expression of disapproval has a positive effect on behavioral change. Incentives and rewards are a powerful tool in our efforts to motivate and encourage offenders along a pro-social path.Engage ongoing support in natural communities – Research indicates that positive outcomes are more likely when offenders’ significant others (including family members, teachers, employers, mentors, spiritual leaders, etc.) are engaged in their case plans and when they have meaningful connections to pro-social communities.Measure relevant processes/practices – The agency must establish methods and processes to determine if their own polices and practices are producing the desired results.Measurement feedback – Findings should be shared with the legislature, executive leadership, staff, collaborative partners and even offenders.
6 Our Role in Re-EntryDevelop, implement and review the effectiveness of re-entry programsProvide staff and inmates with re-entry information to reduce recidivismCultivate, establish, maintain, and monitor community partnershipsThe Bureau of Re-Entry Programs and Education provides leadership, resources and cutting edge research on re-entry efforts. The Bureau evaluates the feasibility of implementing potential re-entry programs and explores re-entry focused training opportunities that impact recidivism. Efforts are made to ensure limited resources are utilized effectively for the advancement of re-entry agency-wide. Research has shown that by providing each inmate with intensive pre-release and post-release services based on individual need, the likelihood of recidivism is reduced, thereby increasing public safety.The duties and responsibilities of ALL staff within the Bureau of Re-Entry Programs and Education is to identify, analyze, implement and support the Department’s re-entry mission and efforts.
7 Programs: Academic Adult and Special Education Programs Operates in 27 correctional facilitiesInmate Teaching Assistants (ITAs)Operates in 41 correctional facilitiesLocal Education Agencies offer services at three (3) institutions
8 Programs: Vocational Education 33 occupational trades offered include…Automotive Collision RepairCDLHVACMasonry Brick & BlockWaste Water Treatment…Specter Grant ProgramPost-secondary vocational trainingInmates 35 years of age and under who have a high school diploma or GEDPrograms operated at 7 correctional facilities
9 Programs: 100-Hour Program Focuses on…Life management skills, including the change processJob ReadinessCriminal ThinkingFocusing on:The change process and criminal thinkingDecision makingProblem solvingValues and principlesGoals and goal settingSocial situationsHealth and wellnessSubstance abuseAddictions and recoveryFamiliesEmploymentMoney mattersCommunity reentryThis program (or an approved equivalent) is provided to all inmates within the 18 month period prior to their release.Duration: 3 ½ weeks to 8 weeks
10 Programs: Identification Pilot Identification enables ex-offenders to..Obtain legitimate employmentSecure housingCash paychecksOpen bank accountsIDs are obtained through the Florida DHSMVSteps necessary to reinstate revoked licenses can be found at https://www6.flhsmv.gov/DLCheck/dl/pages/dlCheck.jsp
11 Programs: Veteran Dorms More than 6,700 inmates are self-reported prior Military Service personnelSix (6) dorm sites currently provide transition services for inmates with verified prior military serviceSites are currently establishing community partners and stakeholders
12 Programs: Thinking for a Change Focuses on:Cognitive Self ChangeSocial SkillsProblem SolvingStudies show Ex-offenders who completed this program are 33% less likely to commit new crimes than those who didn’t.(Golden, 2002)
13 Programs: USDOL Apprenticeship Program Provide the opportunity to earn an industry certificate from the Department of Education(DOE) and U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL)Program areas (Developmental Stage)Auto-body RepairCosmetologistWelderLandscape Management TechnicianHousekeeping
15 Portals: A Single Point of Entry Re-entry FACILITYRe-entry portalOffender Reunited with FamilyOn-site criminal registrationPOST-RELEASE supervision ?NOYESOffered reentry services available at portalConnected with probation staffOffered reentry services available at portal
17 Portal LocationsHillsborough County Portal 1800 Orient Road Tampa, Florida Phone: (813)Jacksonville Reentry Center (JREC) 1024 Superior Street Jacksonville, FL Phone: (904)Palm Beach County Portal 673 Fairgrounds Road West Palm Beach, FL 33411Pinellas Safe Harbor th Street North Clearwater, FL Phone: (727)
18 “We Never Walk Alone” Florida Department of Corrections Tahnee Casanova, ChiefRe-Entry Programs & EducationNichole Landrum, AdministratorRe-Entry ProgramAllen Overstreet, AdministratorEducationWilliam Carr, Assistant Secretary Re-Entry Latoya Lane, Director Re-Entry James Cox, Assistant Director