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Celebrating Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week (#PPPSWeek) July 19-25, 2020

It’s our favorite time of the year! Pretrial, Probation, and Parole Supervision Week (#PPPSWeek) July 19-25 is an annual celebration of the great work done by community corrections professionals each day. In every community, you’re working hard to change lives for the better. We want to take a moment to say, ‘Thank You.’!!

We also want to acknowledge the great work of the American Probation and Parole Association in advocating, educating and supporting our Community Corrections officers. Thank you!

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Re-thinking the Purpose of the Criminal Justice System: Rehabilitation

In the first part of this article series, we looked at retribution as a petty and unproductive aim for the criminal justice and penal system in the United States. In the second part, we looked at rehabilitation as a more enlightened aim for offenders. But we also talked about how sentencing prisoners to death or life in prison can’t be squared with a rehabilitation philosophy.

Re-Thinking the Purpose of the Criminal Justice System - Part II

Rehabilitation, or rehabilitative justice, purports that the purpose of the system is to correct undesirable behavior so that convicted criminals don’t reoffend when they are released back into society. This goal seems much more worthwhile and morally defensible than retribution. The problem, however, is that at present rehabilitative justice just doesn’t work.