Offender Reentry: The Value of Victim Involvement [Broadcast]
This three-hour national discussion and broadcast by the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) focuses on the unique opportunities and challenges of including victims in the offender reentry process. Current points in the criminal justice reentry continuum where victims can and should have a voice are explored.
By including victims, more balanced information about the offender and their offense history can be obtained which can positively impact reentry decisions. This approach can result in better outcomes for the community, offenders, and victims through enhanced offender accountability, increased victim satisfaction, and community safety.
During this program, presenters will:
- Identify the value of involving victims throughout the offender reentry process, while ensuring victims’ rights are addressed
- Address corrections professionals concerns regarding interacting with victims and addressing issues of confidentiality
- Provide tips, tools, and strategies for integrating victims into the reentry process
- Identify resources, collaborative partnerships, and funding opportunities for including victims in reentry programs