Changing Prison Culture; TACT and AVP

Executive Summary The punitive culture in our correctional system has produced expanding budgets and high levels of recidivism – both indications of a failed system. There have been attempts at changing negative prison cultures, but few have succeeded. One training...

Criminogenic Risk Factors and AVP

The Alternatives to Violence Project [AVP] has been very effective at changing attitudes and behaviors, reducing anger, increasing empathy and reducing recidivism. Focusing on this last outcome, reducing recidivism, it is generally accepted that there are nine...

Pennsylvania DOC Parole Outcome Study

The Pennsylvania Department of Correction’s (PA DOC) did a Parole Violator Study. The intent of the study was to determine the factors relating to success or failure on parole and to assemble a broad inventory of the needs of released offenders in order to prioritize...