Source: (2001) Corrections Today. December. Pp. 114-115,125.
The Kansas Department of Corrections Division of Parole Services has developed a community service program for some of its noncompliant offenders. Since 1995, Kansas parole officers have used community service as part of its Graduated Sanctions Grid to respond to offendersâ€™ violations. The goal is reintegration of offenders into the community â€“ thus turning offenders from resource takers to resource providers. Etter and Hammond review the Kansas program. They locate community service in a restorative justice framework, describe the foundations for establishing a successful community service work program, and summarize outcomes from the Kansas program.
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