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2 THOUGHT PAPER Thought Paper The rehabilitation of offender’s is a common goal among prison-based and community interventions. The goal that is attempting to be accomplished is reducing recidivism rates while rehabilitating offenders. Rehabilitation can begin in the correctional facility and continue on with community based interventions, or simply community interventions alone. The hopes with rehabilitation and interventions techniques, is to assist offenders reintegrating back into society without relapsing and reoffending. For this goal to be reached, there are a few different ways to assist offenders in achieving this task: Community based interventions and prison based rehabilitation. Ultimately the end result is to aid in reducing the risk of recidivism. Once an offender has been given a prison sentence by a judge, he is sent to prison to begin serving his time. However, that offender will possibly be released back to society and it is imperative that he learns how to correct the behavior that placed him in prison. To begin the rehabilitation process, prison-based interventions obviously will need to start in the correctional facility. The incarceration of offenders includes a variety of different goals that are attempting to be achieved. Four of these goals are retribution, deterrence, incapacitation and rehabilitation. Each are important and in some way helps mold the offender to be held accountable for their actions, as well as assist the offender in properly rehabilitating them as well. With that being said, while the offender is incarcerated, prison based interventions should be utilized during this time. Correctional facilities should be equipped and capable of starting the rehabilitation process once an inmate enters their custody. The programs that the facility offers are important because the programs should be tailored to the offenders needs. A couple forms of a prions-based intervention programs would be therapeutic communities and a cognitive-behavioral approach.

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