Community corrections programs oversee persons convicted of a crime outside of jail or prison, and are administered by agencies or courts with the legal authority to enforce sanctions.
Community corrections include probation — correctional supervision within the community rather than jail or prison — and parole — a period of conditional, supervised release from prison.
On this page, find links to articles, awards, events, publications, and multimedia related to community corrections.
- Best Practices for Improving the Use of Criminal Justice Risk Assessments: Insights From NIJ’s Recidivism Forecasting Challenge Winners Symposium
- Looking Beyond Recidivism: New Research on Well-Being in Prisons and Jails From the National Institute of Justice
- NIJ Evaluations of the Second Chance Act
The first step in knowing what to do is knowing what works … and what hasn’t.