evidence based treatment programming
In a research study published in 1974 commonly referred to as the â€œNothing Worksâ€ report, Robert Martinson and his colleagues were presumed to have concluded that attempts at rehabilitation will always be unsuccessful. Current research on correctional programming indicates the opposite: Evidence-based approaches are successful in reducing recidivism.
For this Discussion, review the Learning Resources and identify the elements of a successful correctional rehabilitation program based on the corrections research.
Provide a description of an effective evidence-based offender treatment or reentry program. Identify a minimum of three evidence-based elements of this program. Explain which element you think is most important and why.
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