Examining the Role of the Police in Reentry Partnership Initiatives

James M. Byrne, Don Hummer

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This chapter describes the specific role of law enforcement in collaborating with representatives of corrections agencies as well as with other key actors within the reentry partnership initiative (RPI). As part of the new collaborative orientation, partnerships between police and a wide variety of agencies and community groups, including state and local corrections, are encouraged as an appropriate problem-solving strategy. In addition to community policing reforms, sentencing reform can certainly be considered as another compelling impetus for police-corrections partnerships. Vive different models of police-corrections partnerships can be identified: enhanced supervision partnerships; fugitive apprehension units; information-sharing partnerships; specialized enforcement partnerships; and interagency problem-solving partnerships. Perhaps the most controversial and innovative structured reentry strategy that involves police is the use of community boards to review the offender’s progress in treatment and to make release recommendations. RPI programs have affected the way police departments interact with local community residents and groups, including crime victims.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Police Administration
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781351564465
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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