Community Corrections Division

Community Corrections Division probation officers believe offenders have the capacity to change. They use communication skills, problem-solving strategies and risk assessment techniques to help offenders learn better ways of responding to the world around them.

The goal of corrections case management is to reduce reoffending and increase public safety by changing the behaviour of offenders who are under court-ordered supervision in the community. Case management uses strategies shown to reduce reoffending through research. Strategies include:

  • Balancing supervising and enforcing court orders with assisting offenders to make positive changes in their lives
  • Applying the appropriate level of intervention and programming to offenders who are assessed as high risk to reoffend
  • Identifying needs that must be addressed to reduce reoffending
  • Matching offenders with interventions that account for their personal characteristics and learning styles
  • Standardizing and maintaining programs offered to offenders through staff training, quality management, evaluation and peer review