To help reduce family violence and prevent future crime in offenders' families and children, community corrections should include at-risk children and families as an integral part of the offender's treatment.
A powerful tool in the successful transition of inmates to the community is the community itself. Informal social attachments and controls such as family, peer, and community influences have a more direct effect on a released person's behavior then formal social controls. These informal relationships provide the best opportunities for pro-social activities and incentives for pro-social behavior. Education and engagement of community members that supports involvement in re-entry is key to the success of the prison-to-community transition.
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