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person, via phone, or email and attend different cognitive behavioral programs offered by both the Department of Corrections and local community resources. Specifically, I facilitate CBP and see a world of difference in offenders after completion of certain groups. Many offenders were never taught basic social skills and by the end of a program, the change is noticeable to both them and their family. Many offenders make commentsabout how they never thought of slowing down and thinking about a situation before engaging because they did not think they had a choice. Therefore, from personal experience both in prisonsand in community corrections, offender interventions are beneficial. The rate of recidivism will never completely be diminished; however, with the use of interventions such as Therapeutic Communities, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Case Management, and Intensive Community Supervision the numbers will decrease. By reducing the rate of recidivism as well as providing offenders with adequate tools to be productive members of society, the community as a whole will be a safer place. While the transition back to society may not be a complete success for every offender, those who do participate and take a prosocial approach to their reintegration should be a success. Romans 12:2 (ESV)“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that bytesting you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect”.
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