DCS Annual Report 2015 - Page 15

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS Our approach to supervision is dependent upon officers successfully identifying offenders’ risk levels and needs, and connecting them with resources that will improve their chances of successful, lasting reentry as productive members of their communities. The training, technological tools, and caseload organization of our officers help enable them to identify the best available resources to meet an offender’s specific treatment needs, and to dynamically assist the offender as his or her needs change over time. To hold ourselves accountable to our high standards of effectiveness, and to check that our programs are producing the intended benefits for the communities we serve, we will track the following metrics—considered best-practice indicators of success in delivering comprehensive, effective supervision services. Performance Compliance Measures of supervision effectiveness Meeting supervision requirements EMBRACING EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES IMPROVING CHANCES Scientific corrections research has identified certain practices as most successful Measuring compliance-related activities at reducing recidivism. By focusing our work on these evidence-based practices, will help provide a more comprehensive we intend to maximize our positive impact. Measurements in the following areas portrait of the responsiveness of our officers will help us identify the effectiveness of our efforts: to offenders’ needs, and the availability of SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION We want more offenders to successfully complete their supervision terms. TIME TO FAIL Despite our intervention efforts, some offenders may fail supervision. For these offenders, we want to increase the average length of time they remain successful under supervision. sufficient support for offenders as they work to reenter their communities. Examples of these measures include: Number of officer/offender interactions Offenders’ residential stability Percentage of offenders fulfilling community service, drug screening, and financial and administrative obligations. TREATMENT PROGRAM PARTICIPATION We want more offenders who need extra support in the areas of cognitive behavior, mental health, substance abuse, and education to enroll in and complete treatment programs. EMPLOYMENT We want to increase the number of employable offenders who are employed. georgia department of community supervision 12